Lenses from the Finsen lamp

Made:
1890-1900 in Europe
Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp

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Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

4 lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900

The Finsen 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. UV light is projected through each of the four telescopes so four patients can be treated at once.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A600314/2
Materials:
copper (alloy), metal (ferrous), aluminium alloy, rubber (unidentified) and glass
Measurements:
Four parts each with overall dimnsions of: 300 mm x 1040 mm x 150 mm, 6 kg
type:
finsen lamp
credit:
London Hospital Medical College