Lenses from the Finsen lamp

Made:
1890-1900 in Europe
One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900. One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900. Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900. The Finsen lamp Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900. The Finsen lamp

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One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

One of four lenses from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900. The Finsen lamp
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lens from the Finsen ultraviolet lamp, presented by Princess Alexandra to the London Hospital in 1900. The Finsen lamp
Science Museum Group Collections
© 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:
aluminium alloy, copper (alloy), glass, metal (ferrous) and rubber (unidentified)
type:
finsen lamp
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • lamp - light bulb
  • ultraviolet lamp
credit:
London Hospital Medical College