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Poul Bjørndahl Astrup

Born  1915
Died  2000-11-30

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Danish physiological chemist, born 1915. Copenhagen; died November 30, 2000.

Biography of Poul Bjørndahl Astrup

Poul Bjørndahl Astrup was head of the Central Laboratory for Communicable Diseases at the Blegdamshospitalet, Copenhagen from 1952 to 1954, then the head of the Central Laboratory at the Rigshospitalet – State University Hospital – from 1954 to 1979. He was professor of Clinical Chemistry from 1964.

Poul Astrup is particularly remembered for his work during the great Danish poliomyelitis epidemic of 1952-1953.

We thank Grace E. Jacobs for information submitted.


  • P. Astrup, H. Gotzche, F. Neukirch:
    Laboratory investigations during treatment of patients with poliomyelitis and respiratory paralysis.
    The British Medical Journal, April3, 1954, 1: 780-786.
  • J. W. Severinghaus, P. Astrup, J. F. Murray:
    Blood gas analysis and critical care medicine. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 1998, 157 (4): 114-122.
  • P. Asttrup, John W. Severinghaus (born 1922):
    The history of blood gases, acids and bases.
    Copenhagen, Munksgaard, Radiometer, 1986. 331 pages.
  • J. W. Severinghaus and P. B. Astrup:
    History of Blood gas analysis.
    International Anesthesiology Clinics, 1987, 25 (4): 1-224.

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