Martin Thomsen

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Martin Thomsen (born September 2, 1902 in Rendsburg , † June 9, 1978 in Lich ) was a German surgeon and missionary doctor .


Martin Thomsen was born in Rendsburg in 1902. In 1933 and 1934 he worked with his wife, the internist Grete Thomsen, in a group practice in Gelting . In 1934 the couple went to Indonesia as missionary doctors , where they were initially stationed on the island of Nias near Sumatra and built up a network of medical aid stations. After Martin Thomsen's internment and a stopover at the Diakonissenanstalt hospital in Flensburg (1946–1951) , both resumed their work here in 1951.

In 1970, Martin Thomsen and his wife were awarded the Paracelsus Medal of the German medical profession for decades of humanitarian commitment .


Individual evidence

  1. U. Hummel, T. Telaumbanua: Independent Churches on Nias and the Batu Islands (1930-1965) . Cross and Adu: A Socio-Historical Study on the Encounter between Christianity and the Indigenous Culture on Nias and the Batu Islands, Indonesia (1865-1965)]. Dissertation, Utrecht University, 2007 (Netherlands). Chapter 5, page 193
  2. Peter Lüsebrink: The medical care in Gelting . Official courier, Geltinger Bucht 2008 (issue 6), page 12
  3. ^ NN: Obituary - Dr. med. Grete Thomsen . Deutsches Ärzteblatt 1987; 84 (issue 28/29), page A-1989
  4. ^ NN: Paracelsus Medal for Honored Doctors - Drs. Med. Martin and Grete Thomsen ( Memento of the original from January 28, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Bayerisches Ärzteblatt 1970 (issue 6), page 548 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /