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Niels Ryberg Finsen
BornDecember 15, 1860
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
DiedSeptember 24, 1904
NationalityIcelandic-Faroese
FieldsMedicine
InstitutionsFinsen Medical Light Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen
Known forUsing light radiation
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1903)

Niels Ryberg Finsen (December 15, 1860 – September 24, 1904) was an Icelandic-Faroese doctor.[1] He won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for treating lupus vulgaris (tuberculosis of the skin), with light radiation.[2]

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