Swedish Medical Society

The Swedish Medical Society (Swedish: Svenska Läkaresällskapet) is an independent and scientific professional organization formed by Swedish physicians, including doctors from all medical specialties. Its aims are the promoting of research, education, quality in health care[1]


The Swedish Medical Society was founded in 1807 av Jacob Berzelius, Jonas Henrik Gistrén, Erik Gadelius, Anders Johan Hagströmer, Carl Fredrik von Schulzenheim, Eric Carl Trafvenfelt, and Henrik Gahn. The organization is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe.[citation needed] Membership in the organizations was about 10,000 doctors in 2019, which corresponded to almost 25 percent of all physicians working then in Sweden.[2]


  1. ^ "Svenska Läkaresällskapets historia | Svenska Läkaresällskapet". www.tam-arkiv.se. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Om oss - Svenska Läkaresällskapet". web.archive.org. 2 August 2019. Archived from [https:/www.sls.se/om-oss/om-oss/ the original] on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2020. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)

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