Exhibition

In the 500m2 exhibition area the visitor can see how the care and nursing of patients has developed through the centuries.

The exhibition touches on the subjects of “the calling", hierarchy in the hospitals, historical development of nursing, founding of the Danish Nurses' Organisation, nurses abroad, treatment, psychiatry, district nursing, education, hygiene, living conditions and so on.

The exhibition includes a reconstruction of a dark and filthy back yard from 19th century Copenhagen, a hospital ward and a nurses private living quarters from the 1930s and an operating room.

A ward at the Municipal Hospital in Copenhagen in the late 1800s
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A ward at the Municipal Hospital in Copenhagen in the late 1800s
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 The men's ward in a hospital in the 1930s
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The men's ward in a hospital in the 1930s
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 The men's ward in a hospital in the 1930s
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The men's ward in a hospital in the 1930s
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A waiting room in the hospital in the 1930s
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A waiting room in the hospital in the 1930s
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 An operating room in the 1950s
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An operating room in the 1950s
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 Training of the intricate art of bed-making
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Training of the intricate art of bed-making
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The Danish Museum of Nursing History