Carl-Bertil Laurell

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Carl-Bertil Laurell (born 28 June 1919 in Uppsala, dead 18 September 2001 in Malmö) was a Swedish medical doctor and researcher. Laurell was Professor of clinical chemistry at Lund University. He named the blood plasma protein Transferrin, and discovered that an inherited lack of Alpha 1-antitrypsin could lead to emphysema.[1]

In 1976, he was made a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.


  1. ^ Carl-Bertil Laurell, biographical entry in Nationalencyclopedin (Swedish)