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History of lasers in dermatology


Geiges, M L (2011). History of lasers in dermatology. Current Problems in Dermatology, 42:1-6.

Abstract

In the 1950s, based on the theory of stimulating radiant energy published by Albert Einstein in 1916, the collaboration of physicists and electrical engineers, searching for monochromatic radiation to study the spectra of molecules, led to the invention of the first laser in 1960. Ophthalmologists and dermatologists were the first to study the biological effects and therapeutic possibilities of laser beams. The construction of new laser systems emitting energy at different wavelengths or with different durations, as well as the development of new concepts of the biomedical effects, led to its broad use in surgery in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions as well as cosmetic applications.

Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

In the 1950s, based on the theory of stimulating radiant energy published by Albert Einstein in 1916, the collaboration of physicists and electrical engineers, searching for monochromatic radiation to study the spectra of molecules, led to the invention of the first laser in 1960. Ophthalmologists and dermatologists were the first to study the biological effects and therapeutic possibilities of laser beams. The construction of new laser systems emitting energy at different wavelengths or with different durations, as well as the development of new concepts of the biomedical effects, led to its broad use in surgery in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions as well as cosmetic applications.

Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 22:34
Last Modified:24 Jun 2016 14:30
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1421-5721
Publisher DOI:10.1159/000328225
Related URLs:http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=ShowEachType&ProduktNr=223895 (Publisher)
PubMed ID:21865793
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57651

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