Finsen light
Finsen light Fin"sen light [After Prof. Niels R. Finsen (b. 1860), Danish physician.] (Med.) Highly actinic light, derived from sunlight or from some form of electric lamp, used in the treatment of lupus and other cutaneous affections. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Fin|sen light — «FIHN suhn», light composed of violet and ultraviolet rays, used in the treatment of cutaneous diseases. ╂[< Niels R. Finsen, 1860 1904, a Danish physician, who won the Nobel prize for the treatment] …   Useful english dictionary

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