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Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfušborgarsvęši, Iceland
 

Dr. Gunnlaugur Clęssen

1881-1948

 
 
Dr. Gunnlaugur Clęssen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
1. Dr. Gunnlaugur Clęssen Marker
Inscription.  
Dr. Med. Gunnlaugur Clęssen
Hóf brautryšjandastarf ķ
röntgenreiningu og - lękningum
ķ žessu hśsi įriš 1914

(English translation:)

In 1914, Dr. Gunnlaugur Claessen began pioneering medical treatments with X-rays in this house.
 
Location. 64° 8.826′ N, 21° 55.975′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfušborgarsvęši. Marker is at the intersection of Hverfisgata and Ingólfsstręti, on the left when traveling west on Hverfisgata. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hverfisgata 12, Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfušborgarsvęši 101, Iceland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Culture House / Safnahśsiš (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnarhóll Arnarhólstrašir (within shouting distance of this marker); Laugavegur (within shouting distance of this marker); Bankastraeti 10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingólfur Arnarson (about 90 meters away,

Dr. Gunnlaugur Clęssen Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
2. Dr. Gunnlaugur Clęssen Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the left of the group of four windows on the corner of the house.
measured in a direct line); Forsętisrįšuneytiš / Prime Minister's Office (about 120 meters away); Bakarķiš / Bakery (about 150 meters away); Gimli (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.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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