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clinical bacteriologist , physician

Bengt Olof Jan Gästrin, Finnish, Swedish physician, clinical bacteriologist. Served in Finnish Army, 1944-1945. Fellow Swedish Society Medicine; member Swedish Medical Association, Swedish Society for Medical Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, European Society Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Background

Gästrin, Bengt Olof Jan was born on April 3, 1924 in Wasa, Finland. Son of Jan Emanuel and Ruth Ragnhild (Ståhl) Gästrin. arrived in Sweden, 1949.

Education

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, 1952; Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, 1969.

Career

Veterinary City Milk Control Laboratory, Helsingfors, Finland, 1952-1960. Laboratory physician in clinical microbiology National Bacteriological Laboratory, Stockholm, 1962-1971. Head bacteriological department Central Hospital, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1971-1986.

Senior physician Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, 1986-1989. Consultant Microbiological Central Laboratory, 1989-1993. Head microbiology division Medilab, 1993-1994.

Editor Mikronytt, 1987-1993, 95—. Consultant World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Legionella Infections, Stockholm, 1990-1993, Museum Medical History, since 1995.

Membership

Served in Finnish Army, 1944-1945. Fellow Swedish Society Medicine. Member Swedish Medical Association, Swedish Society for Medical Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, European Society Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: cruising in the archipelago.

Connections

Married Gisela Alfhild Dahm, 1950 (divorced 1960). Children: Jan M., Per W. Married Agneta Christina Lindholm, December 1, 1972.

Children: Johan O., Emma H.

father:
Jan Emanuel Gästrin

mother:
Ruth Ragnhild (Ståhl) Gästrin

spouses:
Agneta Christina Lindholm

Gisela Alfhild Dahm

children:
Per W. Gästrin

Jan M. Gästrin

Johan O. Gästrin

Emma H. Gästrin