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March 22, 1947

Applications of Germicidal, Erythemal and Infrared Energy

JAMA. 1947;133(12):896. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880120084028

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This is a compilation of knowledge and information gleaned through research and studies of the author and his colleagues in the field of ultraviolet, visible and infrared radiation. The subject matter is expertly assembled and the book is very readable. The physiologist, general practitioner and physiatrist will be more interested in the biologic effects of radiant energy than in the nonmedical applications. One chapter deals with erythema and tan, another with artificial sunlight, and a third with units and terminology. These chapters contain an abundance of selected and specialized information on the biologic effects of ultraviolet and infrared radiation. The data are in the form of tables, charts and graphs which are useful for reference. Various sources of radiation are described, including lamps which were used many years ago. The modern fluorescent lamps and newer sources of ultraviolet and infrared radiation are also explained. Their electrical and radiation characteristics are

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