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August 1941

The Chemical Action of Ultraviolet Rays

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(2):320. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500020175025

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Dermatologists were the first physicians to popularize ultraviolet ray therapy. The popularity has become so vast that dermatologists no longer rely on this form of therapy in office practice. Patients own ultraviolet emanators and expose themselves, well or ill, to the radiation. Clubs and gymnasiums, swimming pools and barber shops offer their clientele exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. The American Medical Association has taken cognizance of this state of affairs through its Council on Physical Therapy.

Professor Heyroth has brought the Ellis and Wells text of a few years back up to date. This monumental work—compilation, abstract comment, replete with references—is a text of 950 pages. Every aspect of the problem of ultraviolet rays of interest to the chemist, the physiologist and the pathologist is covered. It is an encyclopedia in content yet a handbook in physical dimensions. The fringes have been removed. Only woof and web are

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