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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
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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 applied the methods of physical mathematics to the study of optical images and of the refraction of light in the eye. For this work, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1911. Gullstrand is noted also for his research on astigmatism and for improving the ophthalmoscope and corrective lenses for use after removal of a cataract from the eye. He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1905, and served on the Academy's Prize Committee for Physics. While serving on ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1862-1930)

Birthplace: Landskrona, Sweden

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

Age: Died at 38 (1751-1789)

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Anders Erikson Sparrman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Sweden
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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 medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship's doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had encountered. On this voyage he met Carl Gustaf Ekeberg. He sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in January 1772 to take up a post as a tutor. When James Cook arrived there later in the year at the start of his second voyage, Sparrman was taken on as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster. After ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1748-1820)

Birthplace: Sweden

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Anders Nordström

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 Karolinska Institutet and has experience in the field of national and international health policy and planning and strategic leadership. Nordström worked with the Swedish Red Cross in Cambodia and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Iran. He has also worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency for over 12 years, including 3 years in Zambia. In 2002, he was the Interim Executive Director for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He became Assistant ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Sweden