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[fin-suh n]
  1. Niels Ry·berg [neels ry-ber] /nils ˈrü bɛr/, 1860–1904, Danish physician: Nobel Prize 1903.
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Historical Examples of finsen

  • Finsen was given the Nobel prize partly for re-discovery of this.

    Old-Time Makers of Medicine

    James J. Walsh

  • With Finsen operating, you won't have to worry about a thing.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • The X-rays, Finsen rays, electric light and sunlight have their place in therapy.

  • In his method of working Finsen was eminently conservative and thorough.

  • Finsen's salary as a teacher at the university was something like $1200 a year.

British Dictionary definitions for finsen


  1. Niels Ryberg (neːls ˈryber). 1860–1904, Danish physician; founder of phototherapy: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1903
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finsen in Medicine


(fĭnsən)Niels Ryberg 1860-1904
  1. Danish physician. He won a 1903 Nobel Prize for developing a method of treating skin diseases with ultraviolet light.
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