Dr Woods, urine and fungus - what can it all mean?
I was recently asked about a piece of equipment sometimes used in dermatology – the Wood’s light. This is something that most dermatology departments will have but rarely does it get a mention in day-to-day practice. So, what is it and what’s it good for? What is Wood’s Light? The Wood’s lamp took its name from an American Physicist, Dr Robert Wood who in 1903 invented a simple device for producing “black light” – what is effectively long wave UV radiation. Wood’s original de