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Major archives

British Library, London

Finsen Archive, Medical Museion, Copenhagen

London Metropolitan Archives, London

Manchester and Salford Hospital for Skin Diseases Archive, John Rylands Library Special Collections, Manchester

Royal London Hospital Archives, London

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Treloar Archives, Hampshire Records Office, Winchester

Wellcome Library, London

Periodicals

British Journal of Actinotherapy

British Medical Journal

Lancet

Practitioner

Sunlight

Sun Bathing Review

The Times

Primary and secondary sources

Actinotherapy Technique (Slough: Sollux, 1933).

Actinotherapy Technique (Slough: Sollux, 1943).

Ades, Dawn, Photomontage (London: Thames & Hudson, 2000).

Alton 1908–1929–1937: The Unconventional Tribute of an Outsider (London: Treloar Hospital, 1937).

Anderson, Elizabeth, The Essentials of Light Treatment for the Use of Masseuses (London: Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1935).

Apple, Rima, Vitamania: Vitamins in American Culture (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1996).

Barthes, Roland, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (London: Vintage Books, 2000).

Batchelor, David, Chromophobia (London: Reaktion Books, 2005).

Batchen, Geoffrey, Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999).

Bazerman, Charles, The Languages of Edison’s Light (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999).

Beaumont, William, Fundamental Principles of Ray Therapy (London: H. K. Lewis & Co., 1931).

Bernhard, Oskar, Sonnenlichtbehandlung in der Chirurgie (Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1917).

—— Light Treatment in Surgery (London: Edward Arnold, 1926).

Brody, Charles (ed.), Traité d’hélio- et d’actinologie: physique – biologie – thérapeutique, 2 vols. (Paris: Maloine, 1938).

Carter, Simon, Rise and Shine: Sunlight, Technology and Health (New York and Oxford: Berg, 2007).

—— ‘The Medicalization of Sunlight in the Early Twentieth Century’, Journal of Historical Sociology, 25:1 (2012), 83105.

Cartwright, Lisa, Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture (Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press, 1995).

Cleaves, Margaret, Light Energy: Its Physics, Physiological Action and Therapeutic Applications (London and New York: Rebman, 1904).

Cooter, Roger (ed.), In the Name of the Child: Health and Welfare, 1880–1940 (London and New York: Routledge, 1992).

Cooter, Roger and John Pickstone (eds), Medicine in the Twentieth Century (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000).

Crary, Jonathan, Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999).

Dane, Victor, The Sunlight Cure: How to Use the Ultra-violet Rays (London: Athletic Publications Ltd, 1929).

Daston, Lorraine and Peter Galison, Objectivity (New York: Zone Books, 2010).

Deck, Edward J., The Sun and How to Use It (London: The Sunlight League, 1926).

Dunne Romano, Sally, ‘The Dark Side of the Sun: Skin Cancer, Sunscreen and Risk in Twentieth-Century America’ (Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, 2006).

Dyer, Richard, White (London and New York: Routledge, 1997).

Edwards, Martin, Control and the Therapeutic Trial: Rhetoric and Experimentation in Britain, 1918–48 (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007).

Ellenbogen, Josh, Reasoned and Unreasoned Images: The Photography of Bertillon, Galton, and Marey (University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012).

Finsen, Niels R., Phototherapy, trans. J. H. Sequeira (London: Edward Arnold, 1901).

Flaskamp, Wilhelm, ‘Light and Heat Therapy in Gynaecology’, Light and Heat in Therapy: The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Light and Heat in Medicine and Surgery, University of London, October–November 1928 (London: The Actinic Press, Ltd, 1929), pp. 2037.

Forbes, Duncan, ‘Politics, Photography and Exile in the Life of Edith Tudor-Hart (1908–1973)’, in Shulamith Behr and Marian Malet (eds), Arts in Exile in Britain, 1933–1945: Politics and Cultural Identity (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2005), pp. 4587.

—— (ed.), Edith Tudor-Hart: In the Shadow of Tyranny (Osfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2013).

Forty, Adrian, Objects of Desire: Design and Society since 1750 (London: Thames & Hudson, 1995).

Freund, Daniel, American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light (Chicago, Ill.: The University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Gamgee, Katherine, The Artificial Light Treatment of Children (London: H. K. Lewis & Co., 1927).

Gooday, Graeme, Domesticating Electricity: Technology, Uncertainty and Gender, 1880–1914 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008).

Hanovia, The New Light Treatment Department (Solarium) in the Public Health Centre, Bermondsey (Slough: Hanovia Ltd, 1936).

—— A Short Book of Instructions for Users of the ‘Homesun’ Sunlamp, user manual, 1940 (Thackray Medical Museum, CAT HAN 1940 1089a, S.2249/340).

—— Get Back in the Sun with a ‘Homesun’, pamphlet, 1940 (Thackray Medical Museum, CAT HAN 1940 1088, S.2434/240).

Harvie, David I., Deadly Sunshine: The History and Fatal Legacy of Radium (Stroud: Tempus, 2005).

Hennepe, Mieneke te, ‘Private Portraits or Suffering on Stage: Curating Clinical Photographic Collections in the Museum Context’, Science Museum Group Journal, Spring (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.15180/160503.

Hentschel, Klaus, Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Herzig, Rebecca, ‘Removing Roots: “North American Hiroshima Maidens” and the X-Ray’, Technology and Culture, 40:4 (1999), 72345.

Hight, Eleanor M., Picturing Modernism: Moholy-Nagy and Photography in Weimar Germany (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995).

Hill, Leonard, Sunshine and Open Air: Their Influence on Health, with Special Reference to the Alpine Climate (London: Edward Arnold, 1925).

Hobday, Richard, The Healing Sun: Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century (Forres: Findhorn Press, 1999).

—— The Light Revolution: Health, Architecture and the Sun (Forres: Findhorn Press, 2006).

Hockberger, Philip E., ‘A History of Ultraviolet Photobiology for Humans, Animals and Microorganisms’, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 76:6 (2002), 56179.

Howell, Joel D., Technology in the Hospital: Transforming Patient Care in the Early Twentieth Century (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).

Jamieson, Anne Kinloch, ‘An Intolerable Affliction: A History of Lupus Vulgaris in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britain’ (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Leeds, 2010).

—— ‘More than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Therapeutic Potential of Light, 1896–1910’, Social History of Medicine, 26:4 (2013), 71537.

Jhally, Sut, ‘Advertising as Religion: The Dialectic of Technology and Magic’, in Ian Angus and Sut Jhally (eds), Cultural Politics in Contemporary America (London and New York: Routledge, 1989), pp. 21729.

Jones, Caroline A. and Peter Galison (eds), Picturing Science, Producing Art (London and New York: Routledge, 1998).

Jones, Esyllt, ‘Nothing Too Good for the People: Local Labour and London’s Interwar Health Centre Movement’, Social History of Medicine, 25:1 (2012), 84102.

Jordanova, Ludmilla, History in Practice (London: Arnold, 2000).

Keller, Corey (ed.), Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840–1900 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press with SFMOMA, 2008).

Kellogg, John Harvey, Light Therapeutics (Battle Creek, Mich.: The Modern Medicine, 1927).

Kelves, Bettyann Holtzmann, Naked to the Bone: Medical Imagine in the Twentieth Century (Reading: Helix Books, 1998).

Lavine, Matthew, The First Atomic Age: Scientists, Radiations, and the American Public, 1895–1945 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Lawrence, Christopher and George Weisz (eds), Greater than the Parts: Holism in Biomedicine, 1920–1950 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Lederer, Susan E., Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).

Littlewood, Ian, Sultry Climates: Travel and Sex since the Grand Tour (London: John Murray, 2001).

Luckiesh, Matthew and August John Pacini, Light and Health: A Discussion of Light and Other Radiations in Relation to Life and to Health (Baltimore, Md.: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1926).

Lupton, Ellen, Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office (New York: Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institute, and Princeton Architectural Press, 1993).

Miles, Melissa, The Burning Mirror: Photography in an Ambivalent Light (North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008).

Mitchell, W. J. T., What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Möhring, Maren, ‘Working Out the Body’s Boundaries: Physiological, Aesthetic, and Psychic Dimensions of the Skin in German Nudism, 1890–1930’, in Christopher E. Forth and Ivan Crozier (eds), Body Parts: Critical Explorations in Corporeality (Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2005), pp. 22946.

Morris, Hugh, Physiotherapy in Medical Practice (London: Edward Arnold, 1939).

Mould, Richard F., A Century of X-rays and Radioactivity in Medicine (Bristol and Philadelphia, Pa.: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1993).

Moynihan, G. S. E., The Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital and College (Southampton: Paul Cave, 1988).

Müller, Jørgen Peter, My Sun-Bathing and Fresh-Air System (London: Athletic Publications, 1927).

Otter, Chris, The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800–1910 (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2008).

Overy, Paul, Light, Air and Openness: Modern Architecture between the Wars (London: Thames & Hudson, 2007).

Park, Bertram and Yvonne Gregory, Sun Bathers (London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1935).

Peebles Hotel Hydropathic: For Health & Pleasure, promotional booklet, undated (c. 1920s–1930s).

Rollier, Auguste, La Cure de soleil (Lausanne and Paris: Constant Tarin and Baillière & Fils, 1914).

—— Le Pansement solaire: héliothérapie de certaines affections chirurgicales et des blessures de guerre (Lausanne and Paris: Librairie Payot & Cie, 1916).

—— Heliotherapy (London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, 1923).

—— Quarante ans d’héliothérapie (Lausanne: F. Rouge & Cie, 1944).

Russell, Eleanor H. and William K. Russell, Ultra-violet Radiation and Actinotherapy (Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone, 1925).

Sadar, John Stanislav, ‘Unpacking the Latent Bodies of Interwar Ultraviolet Health Glass’ (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2010).

—— ‘“Vita” Glass and the Discourse of Modern Culture’, in Grace Lees-Maffei (ed.), Writing Design: Words and Objects (London and New York: Berg, 2012), pp. 10317.

Saleeby, Caleb W., Sunlight and Health (London: Nisbet & Co., Ltd, 1923).

Sandelowski, Margarete, Devices and Desires: Gender, Technology, and American Nursing (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000).

Schivelbusch, Wolfgang, Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century, trans. A. Davies (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1995).

Sheehan, Tanya, Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America (University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011).

The South London Hospital for Women and Children (Birmingham: Kynoch Press, 1935).

Stone, Dan, Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2002).

Suschitzky, Wolfgang, Edith Tudor-Hart: The Eye of Conscience (London: Dirk Nishen Publishing, 1987).

Teitelbaum, Matthew (ed.), Montage and Modern Life, 1919–1942 (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press with the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, 1992).

Thedering, Franz, Sunlight as Healer: A Popular Treatise (Slough: Sollux, 1926).

Thomas de la Peña, Carolyn, The Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built the Modern American (New York: New York University Press, 2003).

The Times, ‘Sunlight and Health’, special supplement, 22 May 1928.

Troup, W. Annandale, Therapeutic Uses of Infra-Red Rays (London: The Actinic Press, 1936).

Van Dijck, José, The Transparent Body: A Cultural Analysis of Medical Imaging (Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 2005).

Vaughan-Cowell, Myrtle, Artificial Sunlight: Its Use and Application (London: H. Edgar Smithers, 1928).

Vogel, Hermann, The Chemistry of Light and Photography (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1875).

Wilder, Kelley, ‘Photography Absorbed’, Bildwelten des Wissens: Kunsthistorisches Jahrbuch für Bildkritik, 4:2 (2006), 4353.

—— Photography and Science (London: Reaktion, 2009).

—— ‘Visualizing Radiation: The Photographs of Henri Becquerel’, in Lorraine Daston and Elizabeth Lunbeck (eds), Histories of Scientific Observation (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2011), pp. 34968.

Wilk, Christopher, Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939 (London: Victoria and Albert, 2006).

Williams, Raymond, ‘Advertising: The Magic System’, in Problems of Materialism and Culture: Selected Essays (London and New York: Verso, 1997), pp. 17095.

Woloshyn, Tania, ‘Patients Rebuilt: Dr Auguste Rollier’s Heliotherapeutic Portraits, c. 1903–1944’, Medical Humanities, 39:1 (2013), 3846.

—— ‘Regenerative Tanning: Pigmentation, Neo-Lamarckian Eugenics and the Visual Culture of the Cure De Soleil’, in Fae Brauer and Serena Keshavjee (eds), Picturing Evolution and Extinction: Regeneration and Degeneration in Modern Visual Culture (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), pp. 193216.

Woodruff, Charles E., The Effects of Tropical Light on White Men (London and New York: Rebman, 1905).

Worpole, Ken, Here Comes the Sun: Architecture and Public Space in Twentieth-Century European Culture (London: Reaktion, 2000).

Zweifel, Sophia, ‘Pellicular Penetrations: The Skins of the Early X-Ray Image’ (MA dissertation, University College London, 2012).

Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Ina, Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain, 1880–1939 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Soaking up the rays

Light therapy and visual culture in Britain, c. 1890–1940

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