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JAMA Dermatology a Century Ago |

Dr G. H. Armauer Hansen

Mark Bernhardt, MD
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(7):690. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.234.
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The Journal of Cutaneous Diseases

July 1914


Dr. G. H. Armauerhansen.

The members of the American Dermatological Association wish to place on record their appreciation of the great work of our late Honorary Fellow, Dr. Hansen; and our sorrow because he no longer lives to carry it on.

Though most of us have never met him face to face, his name is familiar to us. To him the whole world is debtor because in 1874 he demonstrated that leprosy is due to a bacillus, that it is therefore communicable, and to be kept under control by isolation of its victims, or by submitting them to simple hygienic rules.

Dr. Hansen was born on July 29, 1841, and died suddenly on Feb. 11, l913, in the 72d year of his age.

His early training was under Danielsen and Boeck, those old authorities on leprosy. He married the daughter of the former. Under his direction a system of isolation of lepers was established in Norway, with the result that between 1857 and 1907 the number of cases was reduced from 2,833 to 445, and the new cases per year from 242 to 19.

Many honors came to him. He was made an Honorary Fellow of this Association. He was President of the International Leprosy Congress ln 1910.

Geo. T. Jackson.

J Cutan Dis. 1914;32(7):544.


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