Leprosy Museum — St.Jørgen Hospital

St. Jørgens Hospital, BergenIn the second half of the nineteenth century Bergen had the highest concentration of leprosy patients in Europe. The city’s oldest leprosy hospital, St. Jørgen’s (St. George’s) Hospital is an important location for the scientific uncovering of the terrible disease’s mystery–the leprosy basillus, which was discovered in Bergen in 1873.

At the same time, the hospital is a monument memorating thousands of personal tragedies, with many of them made visible by photos of patients.

The museum website

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