Knud Pontoppidan

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Knud Pontoppidan (1853 – 1916) was a Danish psychiatrist and coroner.[1] He was the brother of writer and Nobel Prize Laureate Henrik Pontoppidan. He was involved in a notable conflict with writer and feminist Amalie Skram in 1895, which received considerable press coverage and had influence on the subsequent treatment of psychiatric patients in Denmark.[2][3]

In 1891, he published the first article in Danish on homosexuality.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bratberg, Terje. "Pontoppidan". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Det første antipsykiatriske oprør i 1895" (in Danish). museum-psyk.dk. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Engelstad, Irene. "Amalie Skram". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Wilhelm von Rosen. Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History. Routledge. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0415159830.