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Biochemist , educator , physician , association administrator

Ralph Gustaf Armas Gräsbeck, Finnish health science association administrator, biochemist, physician, educator. Achievements include description of disease selective Vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria Imerslund grasbeck syndrome; coined term reference value. One of founders of International Federation Medical Students' Associations.

Background

Gräsbeck, Ralph Gustaf Armas was born on July 6, 1930 in Helsinki, Finland.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Helsinki University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Biochemistry, Helsinki University, 1956. Doctor honorary, University Poincaré, Nancy, France, 1996.

Career

Teaching assistant department medical biochemistry University Helsinki, 1958-1959, resident 4th department internal medicine, 1959, docent clinical chemistry, 1959-1997, retired. Chief Minerva Institute, Helsinki, 1971-1995. Secretary general Minerva Foundation Medical Research, 1969—1995, president, 2003—2004, senior scientist, since 1959.

Chief physician laboratory department Maria Hospital, 1960-1990. Retired, 1990

Chairman board Oy Medix Ab, 1969-1995. Exchange visiting professor University Madison, Wisconsin, 1969.

Professor medical biochemistry Kuwait University, 1993-1997. Lecturer numerous conferences, societies and academy institutions in Europe, American and Asia. President 12th Scandinavian Congress on Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Physiology, Helsinki, 1969.

Board directors OY Medix Laboratories, charter member, John Hopkins Society Schools, 1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include description of disease selective Vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria Imerslund grasbeck syndrome. Coined term reference value. One of founders of International Federation Medical Students' Associations.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, 1965-1975, European Journal of Haematology, 1975-1999. Contributor over 350 articles to professional journals. Inventor and developer in field.

Membership

Member European Society Clinical Investigation, Finnish Society Sciences and Letters (president natural science section 1982-1985, board directors 1982-1985, vice president 1985-1986, president 1986-1989, Silver medal 1988), American Chemical Society, Finnish Society Chemical Pathologists (president 1962-1963, 65-66), Finnish Medical Society (honorary 1985, chairman 1977, president grant board 1979-1985), Scandinavian Society Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Physiology (president 1967-1969, vice president 1969-1973, chairman committee of reference values 1969-1989), International Federation Clinical Chemistry (member expert panel on theory of reference values 1969-1978, chairman 1976-1978, associate member 1978-1989. Chairman nomination committee 1982-1984, member 1986-1987. Member task force on statutes 1982-1984), Finnish Society Clinical Chemistry (honorary), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (clinical chemistry division 1975-1977, president-elect 1977-1979, president 1979-1981), Swedish Medical Society (foreign), Danish Society Internal Medicine (correspondent member), Polish Academy of Sciences (foreign member).