A place for the sick

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From bloodletting to super hospitals

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Morten Pedersen
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Morten Pedersen

Breathing easy in the lying ward" "

In the 1860s, Rold Forest was identified as being of strategic military importance, and Skørping…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Family fun in the country

In 1955, Sæby was the setting for Far til Fire på Landet (Father of Four in the Country"),…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

Sun-catching institute

Dianalund was built in the Filadelfia's grounds and was for patients with nervous disorders,…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

A hospital" within a hospital "

Nowadays, hospitals are not equipped to treat deadly air-borne illnesses. But experience from the…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

A riot of colour with rounded corners

The artist Poul Gernes was commissioned for the interior design of Herlev Hospital. The bright…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

Hospitalised for 30 years

Thea was born at Haderslev Hospital in 1925, and although hospital rules were emphatic that no…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

The living dead

Lepers suffered from the illness itself and the fear and revulsion of the outside world. Family and…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

Access for blue-blooded virgins only

Vallø became a home for twelve unmarried noblewomen. The young single women were guaranteed a…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

Through darkness into light" "

And then I was led down several long corridors to a chamber – a cell…In this cell I was…

Inger-Marie Børgesen
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Inger-Marie Børgesen

Søren Kierkegaard's last days

" Sick and weak, the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard turned up at Frederiks Hospital on Tuesday,…

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