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Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland
 

Dr. Gunnlaugur Clæssen

1881-1948

 
 
Dr. Gunnlaugur Clæssen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
1. Dr. Gunnlaugur Clæssen Marker
Inscription.  
Dr. Med. Gunnlaugur Clæssen
Hóf brautryðjandastarf í
röntgenreiningu og - lækningum
í þessu húsi árið 1914

(English translation:)

In 1914, Dr. Gunnlaugur Claessen began pioneering medical treatments with X-rays in this house.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 64° 8.826′ N, 21° 55.975′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfuðborgarsvæði. Marker is at the intersection of Hverfisgata and Ingólfsstræti, on the left when traveling west on Hverfisgata. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hverfisgata 12, Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfuðborgarsvæði 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Culture House / Safnahúsið (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnarhóll Arnarhólstraðir (within shouting distance of this marker); Laugavegur (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnarhólstraðir / The Arnar Hill Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Bankastraeti 10 (within shouting distance

Dr. Gunnlaugur Clæssen Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
2. Dr. Gunnlaugur Clæssen Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the left of the group of four windows on the corner of the house.
of this marker); Ingólfur Arnarson (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Forsætisráðuneytið / Prime Minister's Office (about 120 meters away); Bernhöftshús (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
 
Also see . . .  In Memoriam: Gunnlaugur Claessen (Acta Radiologica, 31:3, 1949). "When Claessen set up in practice in Reykjavik, Icelandic medicine had no access to the new rays. Claessen embodied the expert knowledge, the enthusiasm and the organizing ability required to build up a radiological institution from the very start. At the request of the Medical Faculty of the University of Iceland, the necessary means were procured in 1913, and under Claessen's leadership The University Roentgen Institute was established in 1914 in three small rooms with a roentgen unit from Siemens & Halske, for roentgenography, fluoroscopy as well as minor roentgen treatment. On April 3rd, 1914, the first patient was roentgen examined...." (Submitted on June 3, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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