Wise Søren


Homeopathic home dispensary (Photo: Dispensary with contents) owned by the farmer, Søren Christensen (1843-1925), from Frørup, also known as 'Wise Søren'. It is now at Møntergården in Odense. Photo: Jens Gregers Aagaard.


Homeopathic home dispensary (Photo: Lid with index) owned by the farmer, Søren Christensen (1843-1925), from Frørup, also known as 'Wise Søren'. It is now at Møntergården in Odense. Photo: Jens Gregers Aagaard.


Homeopathic home dispensary (Photo: Dispensary, skull, seashells and photo) owned by the farmer, Søren Christensen (1843-1925), from Frørup, also known as 'Wise Søren'. It is now at Møntergården in Odense. Photo: Jens Gregers Aagaard.

Intro

Kloge Søren – Wise Søren – lived for many years in Frørup. Wise Søren – the farmer Søren Christensen (1843-1925) – was one of several wise men and women in rural areas who were consulted by the sick. Wise Søren used mainly homeopathy in his cures.

Until relatively recently, doctors were few in number and they mostly lived in towns. They usually also charged for their services, so it was common for people in rural areas to consult wise men and women. Søren Christensen (1843-1925), a farmer from Frørup on Funen, was one of these. He went in for homeopathy, in particular, and was known as Wise Søren. The objects on the 'intro tab' are from Wise Søren’s estate.

This location is part of the exhibition 'Funen – at the centre of the universe', at Møntergården in Odense. Read more about the exhibition on our website.