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Per-Olof Åstrand


Per-Olof Åstrand was Swedish physiologist. Decorated officer Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France); recipient Eleanor Naylor Dana award for preventive medicine, American Health Foundation, 1974, Philip Noel Baker Research prize, 1975, Distinguished Service award, United States Sports Academy, 1982, certified of merti, Government of Canada, 1984.


Åstrand, Per-Olof was born on October 21, 1922 in Svenarum, Sweden. Son of Karl and Martha (Thunander) Åstrand.


Teacher examination, College Physical Education, Stockholm, 1946. Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1952. Doctor (honorary), University Grenoble, France, 1968.

Doctor (honorary), University Jyväskylä, Finland, 1971. Doctor (honorary), Czechoslovak Medical Society J.E., Purkyne, 1985. Doctor (honorary), University Libre de Bruxelles, 1987.

Doctor (honorary), University of Technology, Loughborough, England, 1991. Doctor (honorary), Aristoteles University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992. Doctor (honorary), University Exeter, England, 2000.

Doctor (honorary), University Bologna, Italy, 2002. Doctor, University Athens, Greece, 2002. Doctor, Norwegian School Sport Sciences, Norway, 2008.


Research assistant College Physical Education, 1946-1970, professor physiology, 1970-1977. Professor physiology, physiological department, member Nobel Prize Assembly, Karlinska Institute, Stockholm, 1977-1988. Professor emeritus Karolinska Institute, since 1989.


Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary). Member: American College Sports Medicine (honorary. Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial lecturer 1991, Honor award), European College Sport Science (honorary), Spanish Federation Sports Medicine (honorary), American Physical Therapy Association (honorary), Hong Kong Association Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences (honorary), Swedish Society Cardiology (honorary), Hungarian Society Sports Medicine (honorary), Australasian College Rehabilitation Medicine (honorary), International Federation Sports Medicine (honorary), International Federation Physical Education (honorary), Swiss society Cardiology (honorary), American College Cardiology (honorary.

Louis F. Bishop lecturer 1970), International Union Physiological Sciences (honorary), Rotary (honorary).


Married Irma Ryhming, July 14, 1956. Children: Elin Kristina, Per Gustaf.

Karl Åstrand

Martha (Thunander) Åstrand

Irma Ryhming

Elin Kristina Åstrand

Per Gustaf Åstrand