Dr. Johann Peter Frank was an important doctor and benefactor of the poor. He was the founder of hygiene as a science and co-founder of the public health service. The house where he was born is also in Rodalben, on the corner of Haupt- and Dr. Johann-Peter-Frank-Straße, where a square with sculptures designed by the local artist Stephan Müller is dedicated to him. The Museum of Dr. Johann-Peter-Frank-Gesellschaft is located in the House of Culture, also known as the Dr Lederer House (Opening times by appointment, Tel. 06331 17101).
Johann Peter Frank, born on March 19, 1745 in Rodalben, died on April 21, 1821 in Vienna, was one of the most important German physicians of the 18th century. He was the founder of hygiene as a science and co-founder of the public health service. In the Dr. Johann-Peter-Frank-Museum of Dr. Johann Peter Frank Society - housed in the Dr. Lederer Haus, also known as the House of Culture - honors a bronze bust made by Karl Nuding, the city's most famous son. The multi-volume main work "System einer Complete Medizicinischen Policey", in which Johann Peter Frank made his findings and demands, as well as a fund of writings and documents about and by the famous doctor, are also exhibited there (opening times: by telephone arrangement at 06331/17101).