Tag Archives: Frank Wollheim

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 […]

Joseph Roth, a visionary poet and victim of European history

Frank Wollheim Sweden   Joseph and Friedl in Berlin 1927. From Wilhelm von Sternberg. Joseph Roth, Kiepenheuer & Wirtsch,2009 Joseph Roth was born on 2 September 1894 in Brody, then a Galician town in the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, bordering Russia. His parents married in 1892 and like two thirds of the 20,000 inhabitants were Hassidic Jews. […]

A tale of two cities: Swedish roots of electrophoresis

Frank A. Wollheim Lund, Sweden   Arne Tiselius left and Henry Kunkel in Uppsala 1949-50. Photo courtesy of Arne Tiselius’ son Per Tiselius. My title refers to two Swedish hospitals: one in Uppsala with its old and famous university, the other in Malmö, where academic activity started only in 1950 but soon acquired fame thanks […]