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Carl Arnoldus Müller

Born 1886
Died 1983

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Norwegian physician, born November 14, 1886, Nord-Odal; died 1983.

Biography of Carl Arnoldus Müller

Carl Arnoldus Müller was the son of Jørgen Carsten Müller (1855-1933), then a district physician in Nord-Odal. He studied medicine in Kristiania (Oslo) and received his medical degree in 1910. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Oslo (then Kristiania) in 1922. In 1913 Müller married Louise Jervell, the daughter of a physician.

From 1912 he had a private practice in Oslo and practiced internal medicine from 1919. He was head physician in the department of internal medicine at Ullevål Sykehus, Oslo, from 1927 to 1956. He was appointed professor of internal medicine at the University of Oslo on March 30, 1951, retiring from his tenure on October 11, 1957.

His most important written work concerns diseases of the heart and circulation. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and in 1965 was became a member of honour of the Norwegian Society for Internal Medicine. In 1956 he was made a Commander of the Order of St. Olav.

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