Anna-Ma Toll studied at the Swedish Social Institute in Stockholm from 1934 to 1936 and was educated at the Red Cross Nursing School from 1936 to 1939.
Between 1941 and 1943 she worked as a curator at the Pension Board's health board in Korseberga and as a hospital counselor at Uppsala University Hospital and was hospital curator there from 1948 to 1953.
Toll participated in the rescue effort in Hungary in 1956 and in Skopje in 1963 and was also employed for a period by Save the Children and was bureau director at SIDA from 1968 to 1980.
Image description: Anna-Ma Toll, circa 1970 from the Wennergren Center in Stockholm with staff from the Population Agency department. Photo: Pelle Stackman / SIDA. [The image is cropped] Click here for an uncropped image
Barbro Holmdahl was a teacher at the nursing school and trained as a nurse at Uppsala nursing schools. In 1990, she became an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University. Prior to that, Holmdahl had trained as a psychologist.
As an author she has published the Boken om Henrik (1986), which depicts the illness and death of her own son. Other books she has published are Tusen år i det svenska barnets historia (2000) and Sjuksköterskans historia (1994).
One of several ways she used to educate her students was to take them on tour in Uppsala and talk about the health care facilities and the poor house. She also taught crisis management.
Karl Gustaf Lennander became a student in Uppsala in 1875 and later associate professor and professor of surgery and obstetrics in 1891.
With him, the modern abdominal surgery began in Sweden and in 1889 the first operation at peritonitis (peritoneal inflammation) outcome from the Appendix (worm appendage) was performed. The results Lennander presented in 1902 when he also advocated early surgery at appendicitis (appendicitis). Lennander published several studies in surgery and gynecology.
Lennander became a member of the Society of Science in Uppsala in 1893, the Society of Science and Literature in Gothenburg in 1902 and the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1905. Lennander's large fortune was bequeathed to a scholarship fund at Uppsala University and to the Swedish Medical Society.
A course in surgery, autumn term 1890. Professor Karl Gustaf Lennander (sitting closest to the operating table) with the students Lindblad, Segerstedt, Floderus, Strandman, Kaijser, Olsson, Wennerström, Didriksson, Bodinsson, Nilsson. Photo: Uppsala University Library.
Doctors at the University Hospital in 1889. Around the portraits are photographs of the Fyris creek, the University Hospital, the harbour with the pump house and the Department of Anatomy, Uppsala University, the stairwell in university building, the Botanical garden, view towards the University Hospital and the castle and the cathedral, Flustret. Photo: Heinrich Osti / Uppsala University Library.
In 1770, Carl Peter Thunberg, after studying with Carl Linnaeus, went on a nine-year journey abroad that began in the Netherlands. There Thunberg met the most prominent botanist of the time.
Thunberg then pursued medical studies in Paris before being the ship's doctor on a ship going from the Netherlands to Cape Town, to stay for three years to explore the area's nature. The studies were documented in Flora capensis (1-3, 1807 – 1813). Thunberg was the first to describe the flora in South Africa and has therefore been called the father of South African flora.
In 1775 Thunberg continued to Japan, where he collected material for his Flora japonica (1784). The work was epoch-making for the knowledge of Japan's plant world and Thunberg received the honorary name of Japan's Linnaeus.
Poster of Japanese Maple retrieved from Icones plantarum Japonicarum [Poster 5 part V, 1805]. Photo: Uppsala University Library.
Illustration (frontispiece) from Voyages de C. P. Thunberg au Japon [...], tome I, Paris, An. IV . Photo: Uppsala University Library.
In 1779 Thunberg returned to Uppsala and succeeded in 1784 Carl Linnaeus the younger as professor of medicine and botany.
Thunberg also published the Journey in Europe, Africa, Asia, established the years 1770–1779 (1-4, 1788 – 1793). The collections from the trips were deposited at the University library.
Carl Peter Thunberg's estate Tunaberg, north of the Svartbäcken creek in Uppsala, where he lived the rest of his long life, was known for his prestigious horticulture well into the 1940s.
Ebba Boström was born at Östanå castle in Roslagen. She was early interested in helping the sick and engaged in philanthropic activities. From 1878 to 1881, Boström was staying in England to study Christian aid efforts and undertook healthcare training. In London and Manchester, she was associated with the Evangelical Revival movement.
In 1882 she moved to Uppsala, took over Uppsala Vice Commander Association's rescue Home for girls, bought at her own expense new premises and expanded the business with the training of prospective employees.
Boström also had to build an orphanage for "defenceless" (poor, extradited) girls.
A new hospital on Dragarbrunns street 74 was completed in 1893 and was named the Samaritan home. There she began the training of the deaconesses, and a house was purchased to the students home.
In 1899, Boström handed over the entire property to the foundation Samaritan home.
Ebba Boström's uncle is the philosopher Christopher Jacob Boström who is also buried in the Old Cemetery.