Introduction: Historical Vignettes from the Field of Photomedicine

Authored by: Michael R. Hamblin , Ying-Ying Huang

Handbook Ofphotomedicine

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9781439884690
eBook ISBN: 9781439884706
Adobe ISBN:


 Download Chapter



The present handbook aims to cover the entire area of medical knowledge known as “photomedicine.” This field is concerned with two broad areas of medicine: (1) diseases caused by light and (2) the therapeutic applications of light known as phototherapy. The latter broad area can be further subdivided into five more-specialized applications of phototherapy: (i) ultra-violet phototherapy, (ii) photodynamic therapy (PDT), (iii) low-level laser (light) therapy, (iv) laser surgery and medicine, and (v) phototherapy for miscellaneous applications.

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.