Sven Eliasson Oral History


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Sven Eliasson Oral History


  • April 18, 2006 (Creation)


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Sven Gustav Eliasson was born in Malmo, Sweden on April 16, 1928. He received a PhD in physiology from the University of Lund in 1952 and his medical degree from the Royal Caroline University of Lund, Sweden in 1954. He was an instructor at the University of Lund. In 1954 he became a junior research anatomist at the University of California, Los Angeles. He became an attending physician at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX in 1956. He was chief of the neurology service at Parkland Hospital from 1961 to 1963 while he was on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In 1963 he joined the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine as an associate professor of neurology. He became professor in 1967. He was associate director of the Irene Walter Johnson Institute for Rehabilitation as well the Programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Eliasson retired from Washington University School of Medicine in 1992. Eliasson died on June 4, 2023.

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Interview conducted by Susan Deusinger of the Physical Therapy Department, WUSM. Approximate Length: 32 minutes.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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