Christian Ingerslev Baastrup

Born 1855
Died 1950

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Danish radiologist, born January 24, 1855, Copenhagen; died 1950, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

Biography of Christian Ingerslev Baastrup

Christian Ingerslev Baastrup was the son of the wine merchant Carl Lauritz Baastrup and Christiane Margrethe from Ingerslev. He attended Borgerdydskolen in Copenhagen and graduated in medicine from the University of Copenhagen in 1909. After serving his internship in various hospitals, and working as assistant physician in departments of otolaryngology and ophthalmology, he was assistant in the radiological clinic at Rigshospitalet 1911-1913. From 1912 he was a radiologist at the clinic of professor Lorentzen. He subsequently worked at the roentgenological clinics of the Kommunehospitalet and Bispebjerg hospital, where he was chief of the X-ray clinic from 1922 and was appointed physician-in-chief in 1935.

Baastrup participated in a large number of international radiological conventions and was a collaborator in the journal Acta radiologica. He was c-founder of Nordisk Forening for Radiologi (Oslo) in 1919, and initiated the establishment of a museum of medical history, for which he secured one of the world's largest and most complete collections of X ray apparatuses. He was a member of the Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft and Membre titulaire Société de Radiologie médicale de France

Baastrup married Unni Krog, from Bergen, Norway, on June 10, 1883. He was described as a warm-hearted, helpful man, inventive in his profession. He was a prolific writer.

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