Denmark – 2000

Dansk Veterinærhistorisk Årbok

The Dansk Veterinærhistorisk Samfund has published vol. 37 (1996) and vol. 38 (1998) of Dansk Veterinærhistorisk Årbok, with resp. 197 and 163+32 pp.

Vol. 37 is richly illustrated with six ills. in colour. All texts are in Danish. The contents of vol 37 are:

  • A. Rosenbom [Victims during the years of German occupation under the Danish veterinarians and veterinary students];
  • J. Schouenborg [The Danish expedition to Poland in 1920-21 to campaign against the rinderpest];
  • T. Nielsen [Mårten Lindfors (1800-1869), the first Finnish student at the Danish Veterinary School;
  • G. Espersen [“Rampelauget”, a club of veterinarians connected to the Kopenhagen slaughterhouse]; J. Kristiansen [Veterinarians in Egtved (Jutland);
  • K.-E. Høgsbro [Søren Abildgaard, geologist, discoverer of antiquities and miniature painter]; Biographies of Danish veterinarians passed away in 1992 and 1993.

And of vol. 38:

  • V. Villadsen. [The diary of the veterinarian Sophus Petersen from 1864];
  • E. Greve. [Hans Roth, as I keep him in memory];
  • C.E. von Weigel. [Report of the journey to veterinary schools in Denmark and Germany in 1819];
  • In memoriam for the years 1994, 1995 and 1996;
  • Supplement to necrologies of the years 1934 and later;
  • I. Katic. A journey to Poland and Russia in 1796 (separately printed and added to the vol.)

Veterinary Museum

The Veterinary Museum at Kopenhagen (with 8000 items) is taking the necessary steps to expand. Before long the Museum will have at its disposal the upper floor of the University’s main building. This room will be used to exhibit the skeletons of famous animals of Danish breed, and also its collection of horse saddles and harnesses.

Weekly meetings at the Agricultural Museum

As of April 2000 weekly meetings will be arranged at the Agricultural Museum in Gl. Estrup in Jylland (to the North of Aarhus). The main purpose will be to save old veterinary instruments before they disappear from practice and to discuss their use and origin. The instruments will be kept by the museum together with the assembled documentation.

Similar activities (with lectures) have been arranged with great succes at the Danish Veterinary Museum in Copenhagen since the middle of the 1980’s. They were initiated by Ivan Katic, and are now continued by H.H. Smedegaard.