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September 13, 1902

Accomplishments of the Finsen Apparatus in Lupus.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):646-647. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480370054016

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Brooklyn, Aug. 25, 1902.

Prof. N. R. Finsen has kindly given me photographs of one of his most interesting cases, showing the condition of the patient before (Fig. 1) and after (Fig. 2) his use of the chemical rays of light, with the tube devised by him. Fig. 3 shows a Finsen tube in position, with a patient under treatment for lupus of the nose. This is a tube which I purchased when in Copenhagen, and which I am now using with a very satisfactory degree of success.

The method is being used successfully in Russia, Greece and Great Britain under the patronage of the governments of these countries, also by many private physicians all over Europe. In this country there are as yet very few men working in this department. I suppose there would be more if it were not for the expense of installation and maintenance. Fig. 4

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