Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Angelica Catalani

  • Jöns Jacob Berzelius: physician, scientist, and globetrotter

    Frank Wollheim Sweden   Figure 1. Berzelius around 1807 Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848) was not only the enigmatic Swedish chemist of his time but also an accomplished medical doctor, active humanitarian, co-founder of the Karolinska Institute, and secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for thirty years. He also mastered the pen, leaving 7000…