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November 1952

Ultraviolet Radiation.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(5):666. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010677020

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The author of this monograph on ultraviolet radiation is a research associate in the General Electric Research Laboratories at Schenectady, N. Y. The book is written for the basic scientist and the industrialist who find it necessary to work in this portion of the spectrum.

Of special interest to the ophthalmologist is Chapter VII, which deals with some applications and effects of ultraviolet radiation. This chapter has sections on the production of erythema, conjunctivitis, ultraviolet radiation in the prevention and cure of rickets, production of vitamin B, germicidal effects, effects on viruses and other organisms, and the disinfection of air, water, and other liquids. Fluorescent lamps are also discussed.

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