Lupus vulgaris, its treatment by carbon arc-light baths
Wightman, Arthur Robertson
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By the discovery of the therapeutic properties of ultra-violet light, vast possibilities in the treatment of all tubercular lesions have been opened up. Not the least important of these lesions is lupus vulgaris, which until now has, in many cases, obstinately defied cure. The ultra-violet light universal bath, while still in its childhood regarding experience of technique, etc., has already proved itself the greatest curative agent yet discovered for lupus vulgaris, producing dramatic results in many an old-standing case which has resisted every other method of treatment. In this Thesis I shall endeavour to show the marvellous results of carbon arc-light baths in lupus vulgaris, and though the improvement may appear slow, we must allow for the amount of destruction of shin in the disease, and its many years' duration in most cases.