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August 26, 1905

Finsen's Light Institute.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(9):646-647. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510090068019

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Abstract

Copenhagen, July 11, 1905.

To the Editor:  —After a week spent at Finsen's Light Institute I have begun to realize the magnitude and extent of the work performed here. Each day from 150 to 200 patients receive treatment, among whom one can recognize types from all civilized nations. The institute itself is situated in a quiet part of Copenhagen, the streets leading thereto being amply provided with shade trees which produce a pleasing and restful effect as one approaches the buildings. The institute physicians, four in number, are well trained and courteous. The government annually subscribes 30,000 kroner toward the maintenance of the institution. This, together with the Nobel prize money which Finsen munificently tendered the institute, has rendered possible its present complete organization.All who seek treatment obtain it. Those who can afford to pay do so, and those who can not afford to pay receive treatment gratis. A

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