Henrik Sjögren

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Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren
Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren.jpg
Born (1899-07-23)July 23, 1899
Köping, Sweden
Died September 17, 1986(1986-09-17) (aged 87)
Lund, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Ophthalmologist
Known for Sjögren's syndrome

Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (/ˈʃɡrən/; Swedish: [²ɧøːɡreːn][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, after whom Sjögren–Larsson syndrome and Marinesco–Sjögren syndrome are named.

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