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Non-thermal Biological Effects of Laser Beams

Naturevolume 204pages868870 (1964) | Download Citation

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INVESTIGATING the effects of pulsed and continuously emitting lasers, we were able theoretically and experimentally to establish that non-thermal effects exist which have to be considered biologically more important than the thermal effects, such as the discrete coagulation of tissue which is therapeutically used, for example, in eye surgery.

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    • VICTOR T. TOMBERG

    Present address: European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, 23

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  1. Biophysical Research Laboratory, and New York School of Medicine

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