Biologic Effects of Light 2001

Proceedings of a Symposium Boston, Massachusetts June 16–18, 2001

  • Michael F. Holick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. UV Measurement and Photobiological Evaluation

  3. Suntanning and Pigmentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Mark S. Eller, Ina M. Hadshiew, Barbara A. Gilchrest
      Pages 91-101
    3. Antony R Young
      Pages 103-112
    4. Sharon A. Miller, Janusz Z. Beer, Nelson T. Lao, Barbara Z. Zmudzka
      Pages 113-126
    5. Jan C. van der Leun, H. van Weelden
      Pages 127-128
    6. K. Kaidbey, B. M. Sutherland, P. V. Bennett, D. A. Dennis, W. G. Warner, C. Barton et al.
      Pages 129-137
    7. Jennifer Cobb, Susan Sullivan, Clifford J. Rosen, Michael F. Holick, Tai Chen, Michael Kimlin et al.
      Pages 145-148
  4. Vitamin D and Bone Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Clifford J. Rosen, Subburaman Mohan, Michael F. Holick
      Pages 151-154

About this book

Introduction

As humans ventured into the twentieth century, the industrialized countries were confronted with the scourge of rickets. Although solariums were becoming common in the early 1900s and phototherapy was gaining popularity as a result of the awarding of a Nobel Prize to Finsen in 1903, it wasn't until 1921 when Hess and Unger demonstrated that rickets could be cured by exposure to sunlight that the healthful benefit of sun exposure appreciated. In 1941, Apperly (Cancer Research; 1: 191-195, 1941) noted that the occasional increased risk of skin cancer was associated with a decreased risk of many other more common and serious cancers. The alarming increase in the number of cases of skin cancer, especially melanoma, has caused great concern about the negative role of sunlight in health. The Sixth International Arnold Rikli Symposium on the Biologic Effects of Light was held in Boston, Massachusetts from June 16th - 18th, 2001. The goal of this Symposium was to focus on the very popular practice of tanning either by sunlight or by artificial light sources and the overall impact this practice has on health and disease. The program was organized by members of the Scientific Advisory Committee and my co-chair emeritus, Professor Ernst G. Jung. The Program Committee organized an outstanding state-of-the-art program that was enthusiastically received by the participants.

Keywords

DNA HIV Vitamin D apoptosis bone cancer prevention growth immunology metabolism mortality prevention prostate cancer signal transduction tissue

Editors and affiliations

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0937-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5313-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0937-0
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