Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann

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Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann (* 1879 , † 1953 ) was a Swedish dermatologist .


Schaumann bodies inside a Langhans giant cell in sarcoid

Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann studied medicine at Lund University and graduated in Stockholm in 1907 . He then worked at the University Laboratory for Bacteriology in Copenhagen and from 1908 in the St. Göran Hospital . In 1912 he was hired as a doctor at the Finsen Institute in Copenhagen, where he remained until the end of his career. His research areas were tuberculosis and X-ray therapy.

Schaumann differentiated the various syndromes of sarcoid and defined this clinical picture as a general disease. His corresponding work entitled "Sur le lupus pernio ", which he submitted in November 1914, was awarded by the Societé Francaise de Dermatologie . The Schaumann bodies or Schaumann bodies occurring in sarcoidosis are named after him. These are small inclusions within giant Langhans cells . Because of its contribution to research into sarcoid, this disease is also known as Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann's disease .

In 1939 Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann received the title of professor and in 1940 he was awarded the Jubilee Prize of the Society of Swedish Physicians (" Svenska Läkaresällskapet "). In 1946 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Sorbonne University in Paris and a corresponding member of the " l'Académie nationale de Médecine " the following year . In 1946, Schaumann retired, but worked for another seven years researching benign lymphogranulomatosis until he died of a heart attack in 1953 .


  • Sur le lupus pernio, mémoire présenté en November 1914 à la Société française de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie pour le Prix Zambaco. Stockholm 1934.
  • Research on le lupus pernio et ses relations avec les sarcoides cutanées et sous-cutanées. In: Nordiskt Medicinskt Arkiv , Stockholm, 1917, avd. II, no. 17: 1-81. Boeck's sarcoid.
  • Étude sur le lupus pernio et ses reports avec sarcoïdes et la tuberculose. Annales de dermatologie et de syphilographie, Paris, 1917, 5 sér., 6: 357-373.
  • Le lupus pernio et les sarcoides au point de vue étiologique. In: Acta Dermato-Venereologica 1923: 679-696.

Individual evidence

  1. Entry on Jörgen Schaumann in Altmeyer's Encyclopedia (online) Springer, 2017
  2. Diethelm, L. et al (Ed.): "Handbuch der Medizinische Radiologie Volume 9 ". Springer Verlag, Berlin 1979, ISBN 978-3-642-81169-2 , page 250
  3. Entry on the Schaumann bodies ( Memento of the original from August 5, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. in the Roche Lexicon, online Elsevier-Verlag @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www1.us.elsevierhealth.com
  4. Entry on sarcoid in Altmeyer's encyclopedia (online) Springer 2017