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educator , physician

Lars Torsten Friberg, physician, educator. Recipient Jubilee prize Swedish Society Medical Sciences, 1951, William P. Yant award American Industrial Hygiene Association, 1985, Distinguished Service medal Finnish Institute Occupational Health, 1987.


Friberg, Lars Torsten was born on February 25, 1920. Son of Otto Lorens and Lydia Elvira (Andrews) Friberg.


Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1945. Doctor Medical Science, Karolinska Institute, 1950.


Assistant professor environmental hygiene Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1951-1956, professor, chairman environmental hygiene department, 1957-1987, professor emeritus, 1988-1995. Member Nobel Assembly, 1957-1985. Department head National Institute Public Health, Stockholm, 1957-1971.

Director National Institute Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, 1980-1987. Visiting professor University Cincinnati, 1967. Chairman science committee Toxicology of Metals, 1972-1989.

Member advisory board occupational health World Health Organization, 1975-1987, advisory board environmental health, 1988-1995. Director Collaborating Center for Environmental Health Effects., Stockholm, 1976-1987. Member, chairman committee potentially harmful substances GESAMP, 1982-1986.

Member advisory board Swedish Board Health and Welfare.


Board directors Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate. Trustee Nobel Foundation, 1984-1985. Member International Commission Occupational Health (honorary), International Society Trace Element Research (honorary), New York Academy of Sciences (honorary), Purkinje Society (correspondent), Finnish Industrial Medical Society (correspondent).


Married Britt-Marie Westerberg, August 15, 1951 (divorced 1976). Children: Bertil, Goran, Jan. Married Monika Lundin Abramson, April 12, 1986.

Otto Lorens Friberg

Lydia Elvira (Andrews) Friberg

Britt-Marie Westerberg

Monika Lundin Abramson

Bertil Friberg

Goran Friberg

Jan Friberg