International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Dr Hans Peter Lie

    Status Physician
    Country Norway


    Hans Peter Lie, MD (1862-1945) was the most eminent leprologist in Norway after Hansen. In his medical doctorate he discussed leprosy of the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves. From 1891-1893 he was medical officer at Lungegaardshospitalet and Pleiestiftelsen for Spedalske No. 1 in Bergen and in 1905 he became medical director of the same hospitals. In 1911 he succeeded Hansen as head of the Leprosy Service in Norway. He was an associate editor of the International Journal of Leprosy and member of the International Leprosy Association. He campaigned to raise the standards of leprosaria to those of other medical institutions and, in 1889, he coauthored Lepra des Auges, in which he gives an account of the pathological changes in the cornea, iris and the ciliary body of the eyes of leprosy patients. He was the first to give injections of Salvarsanin Norway.

    International Journal of Leprosy, Centennial Festskrift edition, Vol 41, No 2. 1973.

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