Lorentz Eldjarn

Lorentz Eldjarn (23 March 1920 – 11 February 2007) was a Norwegian biochemist and medical doctor.

Lorentz Eldjarn
Norwegian physicist Lorentz Eldjarn
Born(1920-03-23)23 March 1920
Died11 February 2007(2007-02-11) (aged 86)
OccupationBiochemist and medical doctor

He was born in Måsøy,[2] but settled at Haslum. He studied medicine at the University of Oslo and was associated with the Norwegian Radium Hospital.[3]

His thesis from 1954 treated metabolism of cystamine and cysteamine. He was a pioneer in the development of diagnostic methods and the use of clinical / chemical laboratories.[2][4]


  1. ^ Bolstad, Erik (ed.). "Jahres medisinske priser". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b Walløe, Lars. "Lorentz Eldjarn". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  3. ^ "85 år 23. mars: Professor emeritus, dr. med. Lorentz Eldjarn" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 2 March 2005.
  4. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Lorentz Eldjarn". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
Preceded by
Johan Peter Holtsmark
Recipient of the Fridtjof Nansen Excellent Research Award in Science
Succeeded by
Ivan Rosenqvist