In March 1928, a Mr. Burdett opened a Sun-Ray Lamp studio above Benham’s the chemist at 6a Queen’s Road, Brighton.
One of his adverts stated that the
‘Clarion Call to Health & Healing has been heard in the South East’
Amongst its many claims were that it cured
‘hair troubles, head noises and the after effects of influenza’
A Mr. D. Tulley, patient, was ecstatic in his praise. Having suffered from acne and boils in the face for many years he was now able to go forward with new confidence thanks to the healing power of the Sun Ray Lamp which had banished his blemishes.
Perhaps one the most bizarre treatments offered by Mr. Burdett was a cure for nasal catarrh whereby a tube was inserted into the nose whilst the patient wore dark glasses.
Paul Jordan, Senior History Centre Officer