Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Holger Crafoord

  • Nils Alwall—One of the founding fathers of nephrology

    Mårten SegelmarkLund, Sweden More than two million people suffering from kidney failure are currently being kept alive by dialysis. But when Nils Alwall was a young doctor eighty years ago, medicine had little to offer to the patients with kidney diseases other than bed rest and tasteless diets, measures that only added new burdens to…