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Louis Sigurd Fridericia

Born  1881

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Danish hygienist, born February 24, 1881, Copenhagen.

Biography of Louis Sigurd Fridericia

Louis Sigurd Fridericia attended the University of his native city of Copenhagen: He became a physician in 1906 and received further education from Christian Bohr (1855-1911) in Copenhagen, Ernst Leopold Salkowski (1844-1923) in Berlin, Georges Dreyer (1873-1934) and Francis Gotch (1853-1913) at Oxford. In Copenhagen he was an assistant at the institutes of physiology, bacteriology, and general pathology, and assistant physician at the Rigshospitalet, the Kommunehospitalet as well as Bispebjerg Hospital. He was habilitated in 1910 and in 1918 was appointed professor of hygiene. His first works concern the study of metabolism, respiration and circulation, his later works nutritional hygiene and nutritional physiology.


  • Louis Sigurd Fridericia.
    In: August Hirsch, publisher: Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker. Urban & Schwarzenberg. 2nd edition. Berlin, 1929. Page 449.First published in 6 volumes 1884-1888. 3rd edition, München 1962.
  • S. K. Kon:
    Louis Sigurd Fridericia. The British Journal of Nutrition, 1947, 1 (2-3): 111-112.

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