Grethe Rask

Grethe Rask

Margrethe P. Rask, better known as Grethe Rask, was a Danish physician and surgeon in Zaïre. After setting up her own hospital in a village called Abumombazi in 1972, she transferred to Danish Red Cross Hospital in Kinshasa in 1975. She returned to Denmark in 1977 after developing symptoms of an unknown disease, which was later discovered to be AIDS. Three and a half years later in June 1981 the Centers for Disease Control recognized AIDS. Rask was one of the first non-Africans known to have died of AIDS-related causes. ... more on Wikipedia

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