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Leprosy Museum, Bergen

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Housed in the original wing of one of Scandinavia's oldest hospitals, Leprosy Museum commemorates the 8,000 Norwegians known to have had leprosy, as well as physician G.A. Hansen, who discovered the leprosy bacillus in 1873. View the small rooms reconstructed with period furniture, personal items, and wax models of leprosy patients. Other rooms exhibit medical equipment from the 19th century and information panels explaining the disease. Look for the exhibit of an early prototype of a wheelchair--a regular chair placed on a small cart with wheels. Note that the images of patients can be disturbing to some people. At the reception desk, you can buy souvenir postcards, medical books, and brochures in English. Our Bergen trip generator makes visiting Leprosy Museum and other Bergen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • In many parts of the world leprosy is commonly known as Hansen’s disease, after the Norwegian physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen who discovered the leprosy bacillus in Bergen in 1873. This museum tells ...  read more »
  • Do you want to know more about how you had it before you should visit the Leprosy Museum, fascinating and sad story-with "happy ending", but important: you should have guide
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  • This was first hospital to help the lepers in Norway. It has a fascinating history and is well worth a visit. Does not cost very much to go in and they do a conducted tour also if you wish. 
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