Ole Siggaard-Andersen

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Ole Siggaard-Andersen
Born 1932
Known for Acid-base theory
Scientific career
Fields Medicine, physiology

Ole Siggaard-Andersen (10 Dec 1932 - ) is a Danish clinical chemist who elucidated much acid base physiology. He jointly invented the concepts of base excess and standard base excess.[1]

His doctoral thesis, The Acid-Base Status of the Blood, was published as a book for five editions and in five languages.[2] He was honored by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry who awarded him the Edwin F. Ullman Award in 2003.[2]


  1. ^ Siggaard-Andersen, Ole; Engel K (1960). "A new acid-base nomogram. An improved method for the calculation of the relevant blood acid-base data". Scan J Clin Lab Invest. 12: 177–86. doi:10.3109/00365516009062420. PMID 13848805. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.aacc.org/about/awards/hall_of_fame/Pages/OleSiggaard-Andersen2003UA.aspx