Henrik Sjögren

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Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (/ˈʃɡrən/; Swedish: [ɧœˈɡrɪən][1] July 23, 1899, Köping - September 17, 1986, Lund)[2] was a Swedish ophthalmologist best known for the eponymous condition Sjögren's syndrome. Sjögren received his medical degree in Stockholm 1927 and in 1933 published a doctoral thesis at Karolinska Institutet titled "On knowledge of keratoconjunctivitis"[3] that eventually served as the basis of Sjögren's syndrome. He had one child born in 1934 named Gunvor.

Henrik Sjögren should not be confused with his contemporary, Torsten Sjögren, for whom is named the Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (along with Tage Larsson).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sjögren pronunciation". Forvo. 
  2. ^ doctor/1873 at Who Named It?
  3. ^ Sjogren H. On knowledge of kerataconjunctivitis sicca. Keratitis filiformis due to lacrimal gland hypofunction. Acts Opthslmol 1933; Suppl 2:1-151