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physician , cancer specialist

Torbjorn Oskar Caspersson, Swedish physician, cancer specialist.


Caspersson, Torbjorn Oskar was born on October 15, 1910 in Motala, Sweden.


Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.


Professor medical cell research & genetics Karolinska Institute, 1944. Head department tumor pathology Cytoanalytical Laboratories, since 1977. Head Nobel Institute & Wallenberg Laboratory Experimental Cytology, 1944—1977.

Consultant United Nations Educational University Organization S. American, 1950. Member Swedish United Nations Educational Council, 1951—1975, vice chairman, 1969—1975. Delegate United Nations Science Committee Effects Atomic Radiation, 1957—1967.

Chairman International Council of Scientific Unions' Committee Free Circulation Scientists, since 1974. Active international medical & biological research ogrns. Member Swedish Research Councils Natural Sciences & Cancer Research.


Married Siv Gunnarson Caspersson. 2 children.

Siv Gunnarson Caspersson