CHARLES K. PETTER, M.D.
"'Let there be light,' said God; and forthwith light Ethereal first of things, quintessence pure Sprung from the deep."
Milton's quotation exemplifies the aphorism that light is life. Metabolism and the vital processes of higher organisms are impossible, while our material universe could not have developed, without light. Every race of man has looked upon the sun as a god of comfort, health and life. Little wonder is it then that the earliest written histories of the Egyptian, Babylonian, Iranio-Persian, Greek, Roman and Hebrew peoples refer to the sun first as a source of light, then as the deity of
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PETTER CK. Present Status of Heliotherapy in Tuberculosis(Present Status of Heliotherapy in Tuberculosis*). Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1452–1459. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1452
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