Chronicles of Gerhard-Henrik Armauer Hansen's Life and Work

  title={Chronicles of Gerhard-Henrik Armauer Hansen's Life and Work},
  author={Sangita Ghosh and Soumik Chaudhuri},
  booktitle={Indian journal of dermatology},
Gerhard-Henrik Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian scientist, discovered Mycobacterium leprae as the causative organism for leprosy, defying the hereditary affliction theory of the disease. He was born in Bergen, Norway in 1841 in a Danish family. After acquiring his medical degree in 1866 from the University of Oslo, he joined as an assistant physician in a leprosy hospital in Bergen. In 1873, he published his report claiming leprosy to be an infectious disease with a description of the infectious… CONTINUE READING

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