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clinical physiology educator

Nils-Holger Carl Areskog, Swedish clinical physiology educator. Medical diplomate, specialist in clinical physiology. Recipient Kings medal of 8th Dimension with Ribbon of Order of Seraphim, Knight of Royal Order of Northern Star, Linköping University prize of most distinguished medical teacher, 1994. Flight surgeon Royal Swedish Air Force, 1959—2004.


Areskog, Nils-Holger Carl was born on September 19, 1929 in Ronneby, Sweden. Son of Nils Otto and Mimmi Elisabet (Albrechtsen) Areskog.


Bachelor Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1951. Doctor of Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy of Physiology, 1962.


Intern anaesthesiology and surgery Uppsala (Sweden) University Hospital, 1956-1957, assistant department physiology, 1953, 57-58, resident clinical physiology, 1959-1964. Head physician University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden, 1964-1994. Professor, chairman clinical physiology Linköping University, 1970-1994, dean medical faculty, 1970-1974, 80-83, vice president, 1983-1989.

Temporary consultant World Health Organization, Copenhagen and Geneva, 1984-1994, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 1990-1994. Member, pioneer European interprofess health care education Swedish Council for Renewal Undergraduate Education, 1990-1996. Adjunct professor health education Kalmar (Sweden) University College Health Science, 1996-1997.

Medical research fellow Alexander V. Humboldt Foundation, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany, 1960-1961. Visiting scientist Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 1963-1964. Visiting professor Stanford (California) University, 1976-1977.

Member Swedish National Center for Sports Research, chairman scientific council, 1996-2000.


  • Medical diplomate, specialist in clinical physiology.


Flight surgeon Royal Swedish Air Force, 1959—2004.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, skiing, piano, organ, flute music playing.


Married Anna-Lisa Westerberg, September 19, 1954. Children: Niclas, Ann-Terese.

Nils Otto Areskog

Mimmi Elisabet (Albrechtsen) Areskog

Anna-Lisa Westerberg

Ann-Terese Areskog

Niclas Areskog