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educator , Otolaryngologist

Börje Olov Drettner, Swedish otolaryngologist, retired educator. Achievements include patent for a device for introduction of a plastic tube into the maxillary sinus. Recipient The Semon Lecture award University London, 1983, Maurice Cottle award, Chicago, 1984, Josef Gruber/Karl Stoerk medal, Salzburg, 1995; named Honorary Consultant, Quangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Canton, China, 1984.

Background

Drettner, Börje Olov was born on December 7, 1926 in Linköping, Sweden. Son of Olov and Hjördis (Wiman) Drettner.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1961.

Career

Resident Uppsala U.-Department Otolarynology, 1953-1961, assistant professor, 1961-1965, associate professor, 1965-1976. Professor, head department otolaryngology Huddinge Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1976-1993. Chairman Swedish Medical Research Tobacco Council, 1995-1998.

Board member Collegium Otolaryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, 1988-1996. Member Nobel Assembly Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1976-1993. Chairman Association Professors Huddinge Hospital, 1980-1983.

President European Rhinologic Society, 1982-1983.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for a device for introduction of a plastic tube into the maxillary sinus.

Membership

Captain Medical Corps, Swedish Army, 1953-1970. Member European Rhinologic Society (honorary), Huddinge Rotary Club (president 1988-1989).

Connections

Married Gunnel Carola Rosengren, September 13, 1952 (divorced 1972). Children: Agneta, Johan. Married Margareta Elsa Lundgren, October 31, 1975.

father:
Olov Drettner

mother:
Hjördis (Wiman) Drettner

spouses:
Gunnel Carola Rosengren

Margareta Elsa Lundgren

children:
Agneta Drettner

Johan Drettner