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The Global History of PaleopathologyPioneers and Prospects$
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Jane Buikstra and Charlotte Roberts

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389807

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.001.0001

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Paleopathology in Denmark

Paleopathology in Denmark

The Pioneers Vilhelm Møller-Christensen and Johannes G. Andersen

(p.361) 42 Paleopathology in Denmark
The Global History of Paleopathology

Pia Bennike

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This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in Denmark, focusing on two important pioneers in the field: Vilhelm Møller-Christensen (1903–1988) and Johannes Gerhard Andersen (1923–2005). Both scholars worked in a number of different areas of paleopathology, but both had a focus on the infectious disease of leprosy. In order to place the two scientists into context, the chapter begins with a short survey of other bioanthropological, including paleopathological, studies in Denmark during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Keywords:   Danish paleopathology, history, paleopathologists, Vilhelm Møller-Christensen, Johannes G. Andersen, infectious disease, leprosy, bioanthropological studies

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