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[hahn-suh n] /ˈhɑn sən/
Peter Andreas
[pee-tuh r ahn-dree-ahs] /ˈpi tər ɑnˈdri ɑs/ (Show IPA),
1795–1874, Danish astronomer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Tobin, the little consumptive, sampled in this peculiar way, as did the hammer-handed Hansen of the every-ready scowl.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • Its cause was discovered by Hansen in 1871 to be a specific bacillus.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • Two or three of his business associates were coming to dinner; Hansen was to drive them all into the city later.

    Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
  • Hansen's note of alarm in 1854 was echoed by Leverrier in 1858.

  • Each snatched up his weapon—Hansen an ice-staff, JoHansen an axe, and Blessing nothing.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
Hansen in Medicine

Hansen Han·sen (hān'sən, hän'-), Gerhard Henrik Armauer. 1746-1845.

Norwegian physician and bacteriologist who discovered (1869) the leprosy bacillus.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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