Sunday, December 04, 2005

Jens Rasmussen Hübertz, 1794-1855, medical doctor and historian

Dr J. R. Hübertz was an amateur historian who published in 1845-46 documents (of mss now lost) important to Aarhus, Denmark history and the philology of the danish language.

Hübertz also made important studies related to public health and more humane treatment of disabled children

eg IDIOTS in the old medical sense -
A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

biographical notes

Hübertz contents documents contributed by Henning H. Jacobsen, Risskov, Denmark HHJ in newsgroups
for example
1636.- 1675 Udtog af Aarhus Bythings Justitsprotocollen

portrait 0f Hübertz, Jens Rasmussen
Født 5.9 1794
Død 1.12 1855
Titel/Erhverv læge
thanks to Danske portrætter


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