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Radiology educator

Björn Erik Wilhelm Nordenström, Swedish radiology educator. Achievements include identification of the circulation of ionic electricity described as Biologically Closed Electric Circuits (BCEC).

Background

Nordenström, Björn Erik Wilhelm was born on July 31, 1920 in Ragunda, Sweden.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1943. Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy magna cum laude, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1954.

Career

Resident Sabbatsberg Hospital, Stockholm, 1949-1955. Educator in thoracic radiology Karolinska Hospital, 1954-1955, chairman department thoracic radiology, 1957-1967, chair department diagnostic radiology, 1967-1979. Assistant professor radiology Karolinska Institute, 1955, associate professor radiology, 1957, professor radiology, 1967-1986, professor emeritus radiology, since 1987.

Member Nobel Assembly Karolinska Institute, 1968-1986, president-elect, 1984, president, 1985. Clinical professor radiology University Michigan, East Lansing, 1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include identification of the circulation of ionic electricity described as Biologically Closed Electric Circuits (BCEC).

Membership

Fellow Royal College Radiologists (honorary), Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine (honorary-resident). Member Swedish Society Medicine, Swedish Society Medical Radiology, Fleischner Society, Society Thoracic Radiology, National Institute Electromed. Information, Inc., International Society Bioelectricity, International Association Biologically Closed Electrical Circuits in Biomedicine (founder, president), Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine, Jugoslavian Radiological Society (honorary), Mexico Thoracic Society (honorary), Polish Society Radiology (honorary), Radiological Society Finland (honorary), American College Radiology (honorary), Radiological Society North America (honorary), Argentine Radiological Society (honorary), Chinese Society Electrochemical Treatment for Cancer (honorary president 1992).