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Ultra-Violet Rays in General Practice.

JAMA. 1928;90(20):1657. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690470063040.
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"This little book gives the experiences of the author in ultraviolet ray treatments in his general practice during the last year." This quotation fitly characterizes the book. Deductions are made and positive conclusions reached which are based on the treatments of a limited number of cases. A few quotations will suffice:

Alopecia.  —A growth of hair is invariably produced after twelve treatments. This disease is readily cured no matter how long the history.

Eczema.  —In every case the intolerable itching of this disease is removed.

Psoriasis.  —This disease can invariably be cured. Whooping Cough.—Ultraviolet treatment stops the whoops and its accompanying distress after three or four treatments.The first portion of the book is a catalogue of the apparatus of the various dealers in ultraviolet apparatus. The chapter on "Action of the Ultraviolet Rays on the Tissues and Therapeutic Application" consists of an ill assorted and nonlogical presentation of some

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