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Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 23, 1907.
To the Editor:
—I have thought it might be of interest to send a word to The Journal from Copenhagen, as most American physicians who go to Europe seek some of the larger European cities for study and clinical observation, and only touch Copenhagen for a few hours to see the Finsen Light Institute.In The Journal, April 12, 1902, I contributed an article on "Finsen's Phototherapy." I can say now from personal observation, that splendid results are obtained at the Finsen Institute with concentrated, cooled electric light. I have been especially impressed with the frequency of lupus vulgaris of the mucous surfaces of the nose, the hard palate and the pharynx. In treating these cases the same lamps are used as in the treatment of lupus of the skin, except that the light is passed through a reflector to the affected area. To Americans
Clemensen PC. The Medical Profession in Denmark.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):625-626. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520330067017