Circular unit of Finsen lamp

Made:
1890-1900 in Europe
Circular unit of Finsen lamp (Finsen lamp) Circular unit of Finsen lamp (Finsen lamp) Circular unit of Finsen lamp (Finsen lamp) Circular unit of Finsen lamp (Finsen lamp)

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The main circular unit of the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900

This Finsen lamp was presented to the Royal London Hospital (formerly the London Hospital) by Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) when she was Princess of Wales. The lamp was named after its inventor, Neils Ryberg Finsen (1860-1904), who in 1894 pioneered the use of ultraviolet light (UV) to treat tuberculosis of the skin.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600314/1
Materials:
steel, brass, quartz, rubber, silk, wood, leather and incomplete
Measurements:
Height: 780 mm, Diameter: 860 mm, Weight: 50 kg
type:
finsen lamp
credit:
London Hospital Medical College