Sanatoria revisited: sunlight and health.

  title={Sanatoria revisited: sunlight and health.},
  author={Izzy Greenhalgh and Annie R. Butler},
  journal={The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh},
  volume={47 3},
Since the 18th century tuberculosis has been a major cause of death throughout the world. It is a highly infectious disease that spreads by droplet infection and finding effective treatment to combat tuberculosis took a great deal of time. One of the first treatments to have some real success was a stay in a sanatorium. Sanatoria were homes that provided patients with good food and fresh air (and therefore sunlight). The first sanatorium to use sunlight therapy (heliotherapy) seriously was… 
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