A History of Ultraviolet Photobiology for Humans, Animals and Microorganisms ¶

  title={A History of Ultraviolet Photobiology for Humans, Animals and Microorganisms ¶},
  author={P. E. Hockberger},
  journal={Photochemistry and Photobiology},
  • P. Hockberger
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Biology
  • Photochemistry and Photobiology
Ancient civilizations understood that sunlight provides visibility, warmth, health and vitality. Their understanding of how sunlight provides these life-sustaining influences was immersed in mythology and cultural traditions. Offspring, dissatisfied with the intellectual power of their ancestors’ explanations, sought new mythologies in their search for a better understanding of the cosmos and their relationship with it. Starting in the late 17th century, a new mythology arose in Europe that was… 


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