Medicine: Heliotherapy

The sun cure for tuberculous and undernourished children is becoming a recognized part of modern treatment for these conditions. It has been brought to its highest perfection by Dr. August Rollier and his colleague, Dr. Rosselet, in their clinic at Leysin, on one of the Alps near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Here in the last 20 years more than 2,000 cases of surgical (bone and joint) tuberculosis have been treated, and more than 80% discharged as cured. The children are gradually exposed to the sun's rays until the whole body can be bared. In Winter the whole day is spent in the...

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