Finsen lamp


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Finsen lamp

[′fin·sən ‚lamp]
(electricity)
A high-temperature carbon arc or mercury arc lamp that produces a mixture of blue, violet, and near-ultraviolet light; used to treat certain skin disorders and to test paints and other protective coatings.
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SHERWOOD The Finsen lamp, invented by physician Niels Ryberg Finsen, was an ultraviolet lamp which allowed flexible treatment in all seasons and its rays could be concentrated onto the most affected parts of a patient's body.