Hansen-s-disease meaning

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(pathology) The disease leprosy, caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.
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Origin of hansen-s-disease

  • After Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841–1912), Norwegian physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after Norwegian physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841-1912) who in 1873 discovered the bacterium causing the disease.

    From Wiktionary