Martin H:son Holmdahl

  • Lars Wiklund
  • Henry Johansson
  • Torbjörn Karlsson


Uppsala Medical Society has the sad duty to inform about the death of Martin H:son Holmdahl, who died in his 92nd year on 11 March 2015. He is remembered with gratitude for his important work for science, education, humanity, and medicine in the academic community in Uppsala. He was born in Gothenburg in 1923, the son of Henrik Holmdahl, MD, into a family of academics, priests, and medical doctors. He began his medical studies in Uppsala in 1942 and finished them in 1950. He completed his thesis at the Department of Physiology in 1956 on ‘apnoic oxygenation’ under the mentorship of Professor Henrik Enghoff. Already in the late 1940s Martin H:son Holmdahl was contacted by the professor of surgery, Olle Hultén, to give guidance on anaesthesia. His leadership for anaesthesia in Uppsala was formalized in 1953. He did part of his training at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London.


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Wiklund L., Johansson H., & Karlsson T. (2015). Martin H:son Holmdahl. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 120(2).

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