Louis Sigurd Fridericia
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.
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