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The term laser thermotherapy is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, which first appeared as a term in 1959. Laser thermal therapy was clinically used for tissue ablation in 1966, based on the theory that the energy produced by laser light could achieve a high peak power through a ruby tip and could be absorbed by the surrounding tissue as heat 1).

H.L. Rosomoff, F. Carroll, Reaction of neoplasm and brain to laser, Arch Neurol, 14 (1966) 143-148.
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