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  Niels Ryberg Finsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niels Finsen was born in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, as the 2nd oldest of four children of Hannes Steingrim Finsen and Johanne Fröman. The family had moved to there in 1858 when his father was given the position of Landfoged of the Faroe Islands.
Niels Finsen got his early education in Tórshavn, but was in 1874 sent to the Danish Boarding school Herlufsholm, where his older brother Olaf Finsen also was a student.
Niels Finsens discovery of sunlight as a means to cure certain types of small pox and tuberculosis was surpassed with the advent of antibiotics and his scientific work is therefore largely forgotten today.
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Niels Ryberg Finsen (December 15, 1860 – September 24, 1904) was a Faroese/Danish physician and scientist.
Niels obtained his Niels Finsens got his early education in Tórshavn, but was in 1974 sent to the Danish Boarding school Herlufsholm, where his older brother Olaf Finsen also was a student.
Niels had, unlike Olaf, a very difficult stay at Herlufsholm culminating with a statement from the Principle which claimed Finsen to be "a boy of good heart but low skills and energy".
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 Encyclopedia: Niels Ryberg Finsen
Niels Ryberg Finsen wird 1860 als Sohn der Dänin Johanne Sofie Caroline Christine Formann und des Isländers Hannes Kristján Steingrímur Finsen in der färöischen Hauptstadt Tórshavn geboren.
Niels Ryberg Finsen hatte vier Kinder, der erste Sohn starb allerdings ein Jahr nach der Geburt.
To the southwest of Finsen is the Von Kármán walled-plain, partly overlaid by Leibnitz.
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 Finsen, Niels Ryberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Finsen, Niels Ryberg - Danish physician and Nobel Prize winner who made important discoveries regarding the use of light waves in the treatment of disease.
Finsen was born in Torshavn, the capital of the Faeroe Islands, a part of Denmark located north of the British Isles.
Finsen established his Light Institute in Copenhagen, where hundreds of lupus vulgaris patients were successfully treated over the next few years.
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His own illnesses (anemia and impaired function of the liver, heart, and spleen) led Finsen to study the effects of sun rays and artificial light on the skin in certain diseases.
Finsen found that exposure to infrared light, obtained by filtering off the ultraviolet rays, prevented the suppuration of the pustules and the formation of the characteristic smallpox scars.
Finsen was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine “in recognition of his contributions to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science.”
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen - Biography
Niels Ryberg Finsen was born on December 15, 1860, at Thorshavn in the Faroe Islands.
Finsen tried to counteract the symptoms of his illness in various ways, and during his last years he kept to a diet poor in salt.
Finsen received the title of Professor in 1898, and in 1899 he became Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, to which a few years later the Silver Cross was added.
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 Niels Finsen’s treatment for lupus vulgaris
Niels Ryberg Finsen was born 1860 in Thorshavn, Faroe Islands, and died in 1904.
Finsen communicated his preliminary results of the use of 'the chemical rays of light' in 1896 (Finsen 1896).
Finsen criticised these reports, suggesting that the light exposure was far too brief to have had any effect, and because the methods used depended on the burning effect of light, which caused substantial adverse effects.
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One finsen is one unit of erythemal flux per square centimeter.
“Erythemal” means “skin reddening,” and the finsen was used to measure the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in terms of its capacity to cause reddening of the skin.
The finsen is named for Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904), a Danish physician who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1903 for his work on light in the treatment of disease.
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In 1903, the second Nobel Prize in Medicine (Physiology) was awarded to Niels Ryberg Finsen, M.D., in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases with concentrated light energy, “PhotoTherapy”.
Finsen was recognized for opening a whole new avenue for medical science.
Finsen is also responsible for bringing early credibility to this therapy.
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen Online Research :: Information about Niels Ryberg Finsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niels Ryberg Finsen (December 15, 1860 – September 24, 1904) was a Denmark Physician.
Both his father (Hannes Steingrim Finsen) and mother (Johanne Fröman) were born on Iceland.
NIELS RYBERG FINSEN in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science.
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 Finsen, Niels Ryberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Finsen, Niels Ryberg (1860-1904), Danish physician and Nobel Prize winner who made important discoveries regarding the use of light waves in the treatment of disease.
Finsen was born in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faeroe Islands, a part of Denmark located north of the British Isles.
After completing his early schooling in Denmark and in Reykjavík, Iceland, Finsen attended the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, receiving his medical degree in 1891.
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 Health Care Bio Spectrum Therapy
Niel Ryberg Finsen, a Danish physician, was awarded the Noble Prize for Medicine in 1903 for his work in light therapy.
Finsen also developed the first device to generate technically synthesised sunrays.
The advantage of using generated sunrays is clear that the parameters of intensity and the emitted spectrum are controllable and therefore reproducible.
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 Faroese Arts Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This year marks 100 years since the death of Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904) at just 43 years of age and the Arts Festival is commemorating him on this year’s programme.
Niels R. Finsen was born in Tórshavn on 15 December 1860.
A stone commemorating Niels Finsen stands at the entrance to the Danish High Commissioner’s residence in Tórshavn, bordering a small garden.
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 What is UVC?
Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904) is first to employ UV rays in treating disease.
He invents the Finsen curative lamp, which was used sucessfully through the 1950s.
UVC is used to disinfect the municipal water supply in Marseille, France, in 1908.
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen - Banquet Speech
Att denna ur djupet af våra hjärtan framsprungna önskan är den bästa hälsning vi i dag kunna bringa professor Finsen synes af följande telegram, som i dag ankommit.
Ett drag, utmärkande för professor Finsens verksamhet och som äfven visar sig i det upplästa telegrammet, vill jag framhålla: det är hans sega, för intet sviktande ihärdighet.
På samma gång, som vi beundra det genialiska i Finsens vetenskapliga verksamhet, värmas därför våra känslor, då vi i honom se en skandinaviskt nationell märkesman.
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 Clinician Reviews: Nobel laureate develops phototherapy.(A Pictori... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Finsen's light therapy and Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen's x-ray were the first major breakthroughs in treating an assortment of skin diseases.
Finsen had shown that "lupus vulgare" (tuberculosis of the facial skin) could be successfully treated with light.
Finsen died a year after his Nobel award, at the age of 44.
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 Denmark - Conditions of Life - Health
As a young man, Finsen already suffered from a serious heart condition, which meant that he had to give up any thought of practising after qualifying in 1890.
Two years later, Finsen made the great breakthrough that established his international reputation by introducing the revolutionary carbon arc treatment (Finsen's Therapy) of lupus (lupus vulgaris).
Finsen was the first Danish doctor to receive the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine, in 1903, for his unique research into treatment with ultraviolet rays.
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Finsen then applied his genius to helping people who had lupus vulgaris, a form of tuberculosis that had no known cure and caused very disfiguring skin lesions.
For this disease, Finsen took a light source and used a filter to remove the infrared rays, thus producing a band of light in the UV range.
Finsen was afflicted with anemia and impaired function of the liver, heart, and spleen, diseases which had no effective treatments in his day.
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niels Ryberg Finsen (1860 to 1904), a Danish physician, was the first to...
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Con objeto de poder continuar su trabajo y las aplicaciones de sus métodos fototerapéuticos se creó en Copenhague el Instituto Finsen en 1896.
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen Biography / Biography of Niels Ryberg Finsen 1800 To 1899: Medicine Biography
The Finsen lamp (developed in 1893) directed a carbon arc emitting ultraviolet rays on the skin, primarily treating lupus.
Finsen founded the Finsen Institute in Copenhagen, for the study of phototherapy and skin conditions.
Each Biography is written by a biographical expert or professional educator and is a complete resource on the individual.
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 Tim Fraser
Finsen was the first to develop the first device to generate technically synthesized sunrays.
There are clear advantages for using technically synthesized rays for example the parameters of intensity and the emitted light spectrum are controllable and are therefore reproducible.
Finsen also developed the first device to generate technically synthesized sunrays.
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 Selected Twentieth Century Works: F
Finsen was a Danish scientist who founded the scientific natural and artifical light treatment.
Using originally sunlight focused by glass and quartz lenses and filters to remove the heat rays and later a carbon-arc lamp with quartz lenses and filters of copper sulphate or methylene blue, Finsen successfully treated cases of Lupus vulgaris with ultraviolet light.
These cases were first reported in 1896 in his famous paper "The treatment of Lupus by concentrated ultraviolet light." The following year the Finsen Medical Light Institute was opened in Copenhagen and in 1903 he was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine.
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aware of the bacteria-destroying effects of sunlight, he developed an ultraviolet treatment for lupus vulgaris, a form of skin tuberculosis, which met with great success.
Although phototherapy has largely been superseded by other forms of radiation and drug therapy, Finsen's work did much to encourage the radiation therapy then being developed and led to the use of ultraviolet sterilization techniques in bacteriological research.
Finsen's Medical Light Institute (now the Finsen Institute) was founded in Copenhagen in 1896.
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 Denmark - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Niels Ryberg Finsen, physician and Nobel Prize laureate
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 Finsen Lamp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lægen Niels Finsen (1860-1904) begyndte i 1895 at behandle lupus (hudtuberkulose) med elektrisk lys...
prix for the Finsen lamp in Paris in 1900; the Finsen institute was established...
Finsen-Reya lamp, a modification of the Finsen lamp in which the electrodes are placed at right...
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 Niels Ryberg Finsen Biography / Biography of Niels Ryberg Finsen World of Biology Biography
Niels Ryberg Finsen, the father of phototherapy, received the Nobel Prize in 1903 for physiology or medicine after proving his radical theory that light rays could cure disease and save lives.
Called "The Light Hunter" by an early biographer, Finsen was born in Thorshavn in the Faeroe Islands in the North Sea.
His father, Hannes Steingrim Finsen--whose ancestry dates back to Icelandic Vikings of the tenth century--was a govenor in the islands; his mother--Johanne Fröman--was also born in Iceland.
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