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November 1, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(18):502-503. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390670026010

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF PROFESSOR P. L. PANUM., M.D.,  President of the Eighth International Medical Congress held at Copenhagen, Denmark, 1884, in the month of August, beginning on the 10th and and ending on the 16th.Professor Peter Ludwig Panum was born on the 19th of December, 1820, in a small town called Ronne, on the Danish island Bornholm, in the Baltic Sea, where his father was a physician.In the year 1840 young Panum was sent to the University of Kiel, and from there went to the University of Copenhagen, where he in 1845 took his degree. As a student he already lectured with great success, and in consequence of his deep devotion to the study of the physiological branches of the science, he commanded universal attention. In 1846 when almost the whole population of the Faroe islands was suffering from the measles, Panum went thither by order of the Danish government, and during his six months' sojourn

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