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Niels Ryberg Finsen

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Niels Ryberg Finsen
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Born December 15, 1860
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Died September 24, 1904
Nationality Danish
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Known for Using light radiation
Awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1903)
Scientific career
Fields Medicine
Institutions Finsen Medical Light Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Ryberg Finsen (December 15, 1860 – September 24, 1904) was an Danish doctor.[1] He won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for treating lupus vulgaris (tuberculosis of the skin), with light radiation.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography of Niels Ryberg Finsen". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1903". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2007-07-28.