Finsen Treatment


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Finsen Treatment

 

a method of treating tuberculosis of the skin with ultraviolet rays generated by an electric arc. The method was developed in 1896 by N. R. Finsen and was used in the first quarter of the 20th century. (See alsoPHOTOTHERAPY.)

REFERENCE

Bremener, M. M. “Finzenoterapiia.” In P. G. Mezernitskii, Fizioterapiia, vol. 1. Petrograd, 1916.