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Sture August Siwe

Born 1897
Died 1966

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Swedish pediatrician, born 1897.

Biography of Sture August Siwe

Sture August Siwe obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Lund in 1927 with a dissertation entitled Pankreasstudien. He specialised in paediatrics and became professor of this discipline in 1937. Besides his own publications he contributed to Lehrbuch der P├Ądiatrie published by Guido Fanconi (1892-1979) and Anders Johan Wallgren (1889-1973) in 1950.

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