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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

New book by Niklaus Ingold on sunlight and health in medicine and beyond

Based on a careful reading of a wide variety of scientific and popular texts Niklaus Ingold maps the fortunes of sunlight in western medicine and culture. He argues that the electrification of light therapy shaped a new rationale for the application of light on the human body at the start of the 20th century. Link