a treatment for psoriasis; the involved areas are painted with a solution of coal tar, or are covered with crude coal tar ointment and subsequently irradiated with ultraviolet (UVB).
Goeckerman treatmentAn obsolete modality for treating psoriasis using topical tar and ultraviolet light; the forerunner of photochemotherapy with psoralens and ultraviolet A light (PUVA therapy).
Goeckerman,William H., U.S. dermatologist, 1884-1954.
Goeckerman light therapy
Goeckerman treatment - a treatment for psoriasis.