Laser Photomedicine — An Overview: Past, Present, and Future

  • D. H. Sliney
  • M. L. Wolbarsht
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 252)


The Directors of this NATO-A.S.I. on “Laser system for photobiology and photomedicine” have asked us to provide some opening remarks, as we are the only two foreign faculty members of the previous Laser Photomedicine course held in Erice in 1983. It does not seem to us that seven years have passed since that last summer school, but there have been many new developments in laser applications in medicine and surgery. Nevertheless, most fundamental concepts remain unchanged and the basic lectures on lasers, tissue interactions and applications remain current. For this reason, many of the students (readers of the proceedings) may be interested in reviewing the proceedings (edited by S. Martellucci and A. N. Chester) of the previous school. In he previous school, emphasis was placed firstly upon tissue interactions, then studies at the cellular level, the photochemotherapy, photobiology, surgery, safety and diagnostics.


Laser Application Tissue Interaction Previous School Aberdeen Prove Ground Laser Safety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Sliney
    • 1
  • M. L. Wolbarsht
    • 2
  1. 1.US Army Environmental Hygiene AgencyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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