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January 18, 1902

A Visit to Finsen's Institute.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(3):188. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480030046014

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Abstract

Chicago, Dec. 30, 1901.

To the Editor:  —Copenhagen is proud of its famous citizen. The kingdom of Denmark has contributed a sum of money sufficient to erect quite an imposing structure to house the Institute.The Institute is located in a fashionable quarter of the city. The site was chosen on account of its seclusion. The residents strongly objected, but without avail, as it was decided that the unfortunate lupus patients needed such an environment of retirement and refinement in order to while away the long weeks of treatment.The attendants are polite and are more than anxious to explain the operation of the remedial agent. They claim to cure 90 per cent, of all cases. To prove this they show you a large album of photographs of patients on entering and leaving the Institute. The transfiguration truly borders upon the marvelous. The once repulsive features are changed into those

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