Karl Oskar MedinKarl Oskar Medin
(August 14 1847
– December 24 1928
) was a Swedish paediatrician
. He was born on Axberg, Örebro
and died in Stockholm
. He is most famous for his study of poliomyelitis
, an illness often known as the Heine-Medin disease, named after Medin and another physician, Jakob Heine
. He has also influenced the study of meningitis
Medin received his doctorate in 1880 from the University of Uppsala. He was appointed extraordinary professor at the Karolinska Institute in 1883 and went on to become professor of paediatrics the following year. He became professor emeritus in 1914.
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