It's all thanks to Bündnerfleisch!
“Sometimes pioneering discoveries are just a coincidence (example: penicillin) or they are based on very ordinary things. This was also the case in relation to heliotherapy in surgical tuberculosis.
It was an aha experience in the truest sense of the word which gave Oscar Bernhard the idea of sunlight therapy.”
The science journalist Heini Hofmann describes the connection between the discovery of heliotherapy (sunlight therapy) and the traditional method of air-drying meat in the sun to make it keep well.
Download text (in German): Heliotherapie.pdf
With our best thanks to Heini Hofmann
Author of “Gesundheitsmythos St. Moritz”
(The Health Legend of St. Moritz)
Publisher: Montabella Verlag, St. Moritz