Leagues of sunshine: sunlight, health and the environment

Carter, Simon (2012). Leagues of sunshine: sunlight, health and the environment. In: Gorsky, Martin and Berridge, Virgina eds. Environment Health and History. London: Palgrave, pp. 94–112.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230347557_5

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This chapter explores how, during the 1920s and 1930s, a variety of forces came into play to weave sunlight, as a giver of health, into the fabric of social environments. The use of sunlight, both natural and artificial, was already well established as a therapy that had been prevalent in Europe since the late nineteenth century.

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