Niels Ryberg Finsen (Finsen Niels Ryberg)( Danish physiotherapist, awarded in 1903 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on the effect of ultraviolet radiation on the human body.)
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Biography Niels Ryberg Finsen (Finsen Niels Ryberg)
Born December 15, 1860 in Torshavn, the Faroe Islands (Denmark). He graduated from the University of Copenhagen (1890), in the same year received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Prior to 1893 - anatomist anatomy, from 1896 to 1904 - Director of the Institute organized by the light therapy in Copenhagen. The main work of Finsen devoted to studying the physiological effect of light. Finsen found that ultraviolet light has a curative effect, particularly in tuberculosis of the skin and festering with smallpox. Proposed an original design of the lamp, which allowed use for medical purposes electric arc (lamp Finsen). Finsen died in Copenhagen on 24 September 1904.