Born in Gothenburg, Sweden. University studies, degree and research in Art History, History, History of Economics and History of Science and Ideas, with a focus on the History of Medicine. Dr. phil. h.c. from the University of Gothenburg
Curator and Senior Curator at the municipal History Museum of Gothenburg and responsible for the creation, development and management of the Medical History Museum of Gothenburg 1975-1996.
Director of the museum after its move to the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, 1997-2009.
Secretary General of the Scandinavian Society for the History of Medicine umbrella organization, 1987-1999
1st Vice President of the European Association of Museums of History of Medical Sciences (AEMHSM/ EAMHMS) since 2000
Museum matters and the History of Medicine of Gothenburg and Sweden in its international context, such as:
Patients and economy at the Sahlgrenska Hospital 1782-1822, The medical use of leeches in the 19th century, The education of nurses in Gothenburg before 1900 and Attitudes to the Venereal Disease in Sweden at the beginning of the 19th century.
“From undocumented objects to a public, scientific museum. About the Medical History Museum of Gothenburg, Sweden”
How do you deepen the general public’s interest, along with that of scientists and politicians, in a medical history museum?” This question has been the guiding star and the great challenge of my long professional life as museum curator and director.
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