Photobiology is the therapeutic use of light to improve health. In this interview, Dr. Alexander Wunsch, one of the leading experts in photobiology, explains the historical significance of photobiology.
- Photobiology is the therapeutic use of light to improve health. Heliotherapy is the therapeutic use of sunlight
- In the late 19th century, we started gaining a great deal of knowledge about how light acts on the human body, starting with the experiments of A. Downes and T.P. Blunt, who discovered that UV radiation kills bacteria
- From 1900 to 1950, phototherapy was a state of the art therapeutic intervention in medicine. Today, much of what was common knowledge has been lost, and we’re now rediscovering the vital importance of sunlight