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List of notable or famous physicians from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Sweden and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Sweden is included when available.

This list contains people like Arvid Carlsson and Ragnar Granit.

This historic physicians from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Sweden?" These prominent physicians of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish physicians.

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Allvar Gullstrand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 68 (1862-1930)
Allvar Gullstrand was a Swedish ophthalmologist and optician. Born at Landskrona, Sweden, Gullstrand was professor successively of eye therapy and of optics at the University of Uppsala. He ...more

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Anders Dahl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 38 (1751-1789)
Anders Dahl was a Swedish botanist and student of Carolus Linnaeus. The dahlia flower is named after him.

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Anders Erikson Sparrman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 72 (1748-1820)
Anders Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. Sparrman was the son of a clergyman. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning ...more

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Anders Nordström is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Anders Nordström age 58
Anders Nordström is a Swedish physician who served as Acting Director-General of the World Health Organization from 22 May 2006 to 8 November 2006. Nordström trained as a physician at ...more

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Arvid Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
age 96
Arvid Carlsson is a Swedish scientist who is best known for his work with the neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease. For his work on dopamine, Carlsson was awarded the ...more

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Axel Munthe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 92 (1857-1949)
Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe was a Swedish-born physician and psychiatrist, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work. Axel Munthe had ...more

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Carl Hellmuth Hertz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Carl Hellmuth Hertz Dec. at 70 (1920-1990)
Carl Hellmuth Hertz was the son of Gustav Ludwig Hertz and great nephew of Heinrich Hertz. During the World War II he served as a soldier for Nazi Germany. He was captured by USA troops and ...more

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Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 71 (1707-1778)
Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of ...more

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Carl Peter Thunberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 85 (1743-1828)
Carl Peter Thunberg, also known as Karl Peter von Thunberg, Carl Pehr Thunberg, or Carl Per Thunberg, was a Swedish naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. He has been called "the ...more

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Christopher Gillberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
age 68
Lars Christopher Gillberg, who has sometimes published as Gillberg and Gillberg with his wife Carina Gillberg, is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Gothenburg University in ...more

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Erik Acharius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 62 (1757-1819)
Erik Acharius was a Swedish botanist who pioneered the taxonomy of lichens and is known as the "father of lichenology". Acharius was born in Gävle, matriculated at Uppsala ...more

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Erik Waller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Erik Waller Dec. at 80 (1875-1955)
Erik Waller was a Swedish surgeon and book collector. With good judgment, and sparing no expense, Dr. Waller collected some 20,000 important books on science and medicine, including 150 ...more

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Ernst Åberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Ernst Åberg Dec. at 84 (1823-1907)
Ernst Georg Åberg was a Swedish physician. Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1823, he wrote a doctoral thesis at Uppsala University in 1850 on the subject of chronic arsenic poisoning. He ...more

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Ewa Björling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
age 57
Ewa Helena Björling is a Swedish politician and a member of the Moderate Party. She served as Minister for Trade from 2007 to 2014 and as Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2010 to 2014 ...more

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Folke Henschen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 96 (1881-1977)

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Göran Liljestrand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Göran Liljestrand Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)
Göran Liljestrand, Swedish pharmacologist, known for the discovery of the Euler-Liljestrand mechanism. Liljestrand was born in Gothenburg but finished school at the Norra Real school in ...more

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Gustav Zander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Gustav Zander Dec. at 85 (1835-1920)
Dr. Jonas Gustav Vilhelm Zander was a Swedish physician, orthopedist and one of the originators of mechanotherapy. He is known for inventing a therapeutic method of exercise carried out by means ...more

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Hans Christian Jacobaeus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Hans Christian Jacobaeus Dec. at 58 (1879-1937)
Hans Christian Jacobaeus was a Swedish internist born in Skarhult. In 1916 he became a professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. From 1925 until his death in 1937, he was a member of ...more

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Immanuel Nobelius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Immanuel Nobelius Dec. at 82 (1757-1839)

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Israel Holmgren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Israel Holmgren Dec. at 90 (1871-1961)
Israel Holmgren was a Swedish scientist, physician and professor at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. Politically he was a liberal and a teetotaler. Holmgren is mostly known for ...more

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Ivar Wickman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Dec. at 42 (1872-1914)
Otto Ivar Wickman was a Swedish physician, who discovered in 1907 the epidemic and contagious character of poliomyelitis

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Jan G. Waldenström is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Jan G. Waldenström Dec. at 90 (1906-1996)
Jan Gösta Waldenström was a Swedish doctor of internal medicine, who first described the disease which bears his name, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. He was born in Stockholm, ...more

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Jesper Salén is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
age 40
Jesper Salén is an actor.

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Johan Wilhelm Dalman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Johan Wilhelm Dalman Dec. at 41 (1787-1828)
Johan Wilhelm Dalman was a Swedish physician and a naturalist. He first studied at Christianfeld in Schleswig-Holstein then at the University of Lund and the University of Uppsala. He was mainly ...more

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Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann Dec. at 74 (1879-1953)
Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann was a Swedish dermatologist. He studied medicine at the University of Lund, obtaining his medicine license in Stockholm in 1907. Subsequently, he performed ...more