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Leith

Sun Ray Treatment

 

Recollections

1.

Christine Anderson (née Keith)

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Christine Anderson (née Keith) who wrote:

Sun-Ray Treatment

"I would very much to like to mention a topic that has not yet appeared on any History Recollection Page.  It is about Sun Ray Treatment that was given  to children who were a bit frail.

I was one of those children.  We were sent  by the Nurse to attend a clinic that was situated at the foot of John Street.  Leith Academy School was nearby.  Looking back, I suspect it may have been owned by a wealthy Merchant.

We were put in a darkened room.  We formed a circle around this 'light' which was on the floor.  We sat in our underwear wearing rubber goggles to protect our eyes.  There was a dreadful smell of heated rubber.

I was with a girl called Christine Reid (Leith walk School) and there was another girl called Marie Barnum  from another school.  It also included taking Malt, cod liver oil and the  thick orange juice that was given to babies.  I  liked the orange juice!!!"

School

"Looking back to this photograph of my class at Leith Walk School, taken in 1954, I am the smallest girl sitting at the right-hand end of the bench, 3rd row from the back.

 ©

I would say my sun ray treatments would have been around 1952/1953."

Question

"Does anyone else remember the sun ray treatment?"

Christine Anderson (née Keith), Duddingston, Edinburgh:  February 10+11, 2010

Reply to Christine?

If you'd like to send a reply to Christine, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs: March 4, 2010

Update

Christine:

By coincidence, I have received another email about sun ray treatment.  It reached me the day before your message. It came from Brian Swanney who used to live in Royston, Edinburgh and now lives in New Zealand.  I've just added his comments to the web site.  Please click on this link to read his comments:

Royston  Recollections 11, Artificial Sunlight Health Clinic

Peter Stubbs: March 4, 2010

Reply

1.

Charlotte Cote

USA

Thank you to Charlotte Cote, who has lived in USA since 1972, replied:

Sun-Ray Treatment

"I was a baby in Leeds, Yorkshire, England when I was taken to a facility (I don't know which one) in Leeds for sun ray Treatment. It may have been around 1949-51.

 My Mother told me all about it, but I don't remember it. She said I needed the treatment because all the calcium had gone to make teeth, and my legs bowed.  They did the treatment to strengthen my leg bones, then my legs grew straight.  I'm now age 62.

Mum also gave us Virol, some kind of vitamin stuff that was almost caramel, thick orange juice and cod liver oil.

Oddly, I have had a lot of pain in my right lower leg for a few years now. According to the doctors, it's something to do with my spine  -  though it does make you wonder!"

Charlotte Cote, USA:  August 26, 2010

 

Reply

2.

Christine Northam-Palmer

Tavistock, Devon, England

Thank you to Chris Northam Palmer who wrote:

Sun-Ray Treatment

"I've been trying to find out about sun ray treatment my whole life.

I am 60.  I had sun ray treatment as a tot in Plymouth. I never knew why, apart from my Mother telling me that I was skinny and did not eat."

Chris Northam Palmer, Tavistock, Devon, England:  March 8, 2011

 

Reply

3.

Kate Fisher (née Mason)

Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Thank you to Kate Fisher who wrote:

Sun-Ray Treatment

"I, too, was one of those frail children.  I can remember quite vividly everything Christine described, the awful smell of the rubber goggles and sitting round the lamp in our underwear.

I went to Leith Academy in the 1950s and don’t remember anyone else from that school going for the sun-ray treatment with me."

Kate Fisher (née Mason), Carlisle, Cumberland, England

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks