Seasonal Patterns of Stress, Immune Function and Disease

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 14 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:603
  1. Andrzej Górski, professor of medicine and immunology, and director (
  1. Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland

    Randy J Nelson, Gregory E Demas, Sabra L Klein, Lance J Kriegsfeld

    Cambridge University Press, £50/$70, pp 308

    ISBN 0 521 59068 X

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    In 1998 the journal Science published a report that indicated that light exposure to the back of the knee may reset the human circadian pacemaker. The report was highlighted as one of the top discoveries that transform our ideas about the natural world. A recent report in the same journal challenged the initial data, but the publication of both these …

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