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Robert (Robin) Sanno Fåhræus

Born  1888
Died  1968

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Swedish pathologist and haematologist, born October 15, 1888, Stockholm; died September 18, 1968, Uppsala.

Biography of Robert (Robin) Sanno Fåhræus

Robert Sanno (Robin) Fåhræus was the son of Klas Walter Fåhræus and the actress Olga Kristina Augusta Björkegren. He attended the Karolinska institutet in Stockholm and received his doctorate in 1922. The same year he was habilitated for experimental pathology at this institution, and in 1928 he assumed the chair of pathological anatomy in Uppsala.

At he founding meeting of The International Society of Hemorheology in July, 1966, Robin Fåhræus became the first to receive the highest honour of the Society, the Poiseuille medal. The medal is named for the French physician and physiologist Jean-Louis-Marie Poiseuille (1797-1869), remembered for Hagen- Poiseuille law, a mathematical expression to describe flow of water in narrow bore glass tube.


  • Läkekonstens historia - En översikt. 3 volumes, Stockholm 1944-1950.
  • Historia de la medicina. Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 1956. 724 pages.
  • Die Grundlagen der neueren Humoralpathologie. Die frühe Geschichte der Mikrozirkulation.
    Virchows Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, 1960, 333: 176-189.
  • Rudolf Virchow. Opuscula medica, Stockholm, 1963, 8: 229-239.
  • Bengt Ludvig Bergenheim (1898–) & R. S. Fahraeus:
    Über spontane Hämolysinbildung im Blut, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Physiologie der Milz.
    Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Experimentelle Medizin, Berlin, 1936, 97: 555-587.
    Lysolechtin found in normal blood.
  • Nils Brage Nordlander:
    Nils Fåhraeus: mannen med ett öga för det vackra och det ovanliga. Medicinhistorisk paus.
    In: Läkartidningen, July 11, 2002, 99 (28-29): 3046-3047.

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