Cæsar Peter Møller Boeck, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cæsar Peter Møller Boeck

Norwegian dermatologist

Date of Birth: 28-Sep-1845

Place of Birth: Lier, Buskerud, Norway

Date of Death: 17-Mar-1917

Profession: university teacher, dermatologist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Cæsar Peter Møller Boeck

  • Cæsar Peter Møller Boeck (28 September 1845 – 17 March 1917) was a Norwegian dermatologist born in Lier, Norway.
  • He was a nephew to dermatologist Carl Wilhelm Boeck (1808-1875) and zoologist Christian Peder Bianco Boeck (1798-1877).
  • In 1871 he graduated from the Christiania (Oslo) Medical School, and did post-graduate work in Vienna under Ferdinand von Hebra (1816-1880).
  • In 1889 he was appointed chief of dermatology at the Rikshospitalet in Kristiania, later becoming an associate professor (1895). A specialist in histological research, Boeck is remembered for describing a granulomatous disease that affects the lymph nodes, as well as other parts of the body.
  • In 1899 he provided a comprehensive description of skin changes along with general lymph node destruction that was associated with the disease.
  • The condition was later named Boeck's sarcoidosis, and is sometimes referred to as "Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease" (named in conjunction with Ernest Henri Besnier and Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann).
  • Boeck published his findings of the disorder in an article titled "Multiple benign sarcoid of the skin".
  • Boeck was a fluent speaker of German, English and French, and travelled extensively throughout Europe during his career.
  • He was an aficionado of art, and spent much of his free time in art museums.
  • In 1917 he published a treatise on Rembrandt called Rembrandt og Saskia i deres hjem (Rembrandt and Saskia in their home).
  • In his will he donated his art collection to the Drammen city museum. He was co-founder of the magazine Tidsskrift for praktisk Medicin (1881–1886).

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