Corporation of Lytham Saint Annes.
Ultra-Violet Ray Treatment.
It is well known that in recent years considerable progress has been
made in the therapeutic uses of Artificial Light, and that Science has had many
difficulties to overcome in designing and producing adequate apparatus to meet the various
practical needs. All Radiation, whether visible or
invisible, made by the employment of suitable apparatus can be split into its several
components, each of which is characterised by its own specific wave length, i.e., the
difference between the crests of two adjacent
It is known that the beneficial rays in sunshine are those which lie beyond
the violet end of the visible spectrum, and it is these Ultra-Violet Rays which
are utilised in the healing of such a wide range of
troubles from which humanity suffers. The radiations act beneficially in two ways : firstly, by increasing
the bactericidal power of the blood, and secondly, by activating the vitamins of the
The treatment is of the simplest. The patient lies exposed for the
prescribed time to the rays of the light. The only
sensation experienced is one of slight warmth, but a few hours after the treatment the area exposed assumes
the typical " sun-burnt appearance. With this
tanning of the exterior of the body there is developed a great improvement in the blood. The red corpuscles increase and the
patient experiences a sense of physical well-being, indicative of the improvement being affected
in his or her condition.