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Denmark's first public hospital

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No. 68 Bredgade is the site of Denmark’s first public hospital: Det kongelige Frederiks Hospital (King Frederik’s Hospital"). In the Age of the Enlightenment, King Frederik V was taken up with fighting disease. His citizens were to be healthy so they could…

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Søren Kierkegaard's last days

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Time / Periode 1757 1910
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" Sick and weak, the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard turned up at Frederiks Hospital on Tuesday, 2 October 1855. The duty doctor could not put a name to his condition, but admitted Kierkegaard to the medical ward as patient number 2067. The family visited him on his sickbed, and the lady who kept watch, one Ilia Fibiger, brought the great thinker flowers to cheer him up. Although the doctors tried various treatments, his condition worsened by the day. "His appetite is, however, quite satisfactory" reads a note on 6 November - in contrast to the patient's general state, with increasing muscular paralysis. Five days later, Søren Kierkegaard died; the cause of death has never been established. "

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