WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT BALDNESS? (Apr, 1917)
“Every theory, you see, is as sound as a dollar. Any one of them is sufficient to sell a hair tonic or commend a new treatment.”
All those damn quacks, claiming they have a cure!
“A modern method which is of undoubted potency in the treatment of premature loss of hair is the ultra-violet ray. This must not be confused with the comparatively useless violet ray lamp.”
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT BALDNESS?
by William Brady M.D.
ALOPECIA, as physicians call it —they always tack a fancy title an a disease when they know little or nothing about it— ‘ comes in many forms. There is alopecia adnata, which signifies that some people are born bald. Then we have alopecia senilis, implying that a favored few live long enough to achieve it. But the most painful, the most cowardly type of baldness is alopecia prematura, which is thrust upon us by our friend the barber in his tonsorial operations.
Healthful Sleep on Ultra-Violet Ray Bed (Mar, 1932)
The new Melanomatron from Sealy Posturepedic.
Healthful Sleep on Ultra-Violet Ray Bed
YOU grow healthy while you slumber and arise in the morning fresh and full of vitamines, if you sleep away the night in a special bed which has recently been devised by scientists.
What does the job of keeping the body of the sleeper fit is a battery of ultra-violet lights which bathe the flesh, as illustrated in the artist’s drawing above. An opaque screen covers the bed, thus shutting out the view and providing the occupants with the utmost privacy.
With cities growing constantly larger and sunlight becoming more and more scarce, these ultra-violet beds may be called upon to furnish all health rays in the future.
Keep that Healthy TAN That Men and Women Admire! (Oct, 1936)
Wow, that is one scary looking kid.
IMPROVES YOUR APPEARANCE 100%
Keep that Healthy TAN That Men and Women Admire!
THERE is no need to lose that Tarzan Tan just because cool days are coming and you no longer can get out into the sunshine in a bathing suit! You can keep that tan and get even more if you wish it, right in the privacy of your own room! Just a few minutes a day under a Health Ray Sun Lamp and your friends will think you spend your week-ends in Palm Beach!
SUNSHINE IN A TUBE (Jan, 1950)
I think that woman has been smoking something else out of a tube…
ANOTHER WESTINGHOUSE FIRST
INDOOR SUNSHINE While you work or play from a FLUORESCENT SUN LAMP
Here’s a totally new kind of sun lamp . . . different from any ever made!
Now—enjoy wide-area radiation. Whole rooms, such as in homes, offices, schools, factories, amusement and recreation areas, can be bathed with cool ultraviolet rays that stimulate health-building Vitamin D. Here, low intensities are used for longer periods.
Now—enjoy quick individual sun tanning.
New Sun Lamp Held in Hand Brands Babies (Dec, 1938)
It seems like you could accomplish the same thing with a sharpie…
New Sun Lamp Held in Hand Brands Babies
A new hand-type ultraviolet-ray lamp makes it easier for nurses in a Brooklyn, N.Y., hospital to brand the initials of a new-born baby on his skin to prevent identification mix-ups in the hospital nursery. Soft ultra-violet rays pass through stenciled initials placed within the easily handled unit to tan the letters on the infant as well as on the mother. Harmless, the identification brand is said to remain visible for a period of two weeks.