Anna Stecksén

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Anna Magdalena Stecksén (May 27, 1870 – October 15, 1904) was a Swedish scientist, physician and pathologist.

Anna Stecksén was the daughter of general major Johan Olof Billdau Stecksén. She was Bachelor of Arts at Uppsala University in 1890, and became a student at Karolinska institutet the same year. She specialized in pathology and studied at Tübingen and Paris 1898-99. She became a doctor of medicine in 1900 with her study in whether there was any truth in the then popular theory if cancer was caused by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Her research was not conclusive, but interesting enough for her to raise the funds to continue her research. She died due to an infection caused by her work in her laboratory.

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  • Svenska män och kvinnor
  • Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, band 33