Memorial to Professor Niels Ryberg Finsen in Ribe
Take a walk in the past
Niels R. Finsen - Professor of medicine, Niels R. Finsen lived at the prefect’s residence (Amtmandsgården) in Puggaardsgade from 1884 to 1892, as his father was county prefect.
Niels R. Finsen studied the effects of light on the skin and discovered light treatment, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903.
He has given his name to the Finsen Institute in Copenhagen.