Born in Stockholm, Kristina Orth-Gomér was educated with a focus on classic and modern languages at Whitlockska Samskolan, where she obtained baccalaureate in Latin, French, English, and German. After a short period of literature and civilization studies at the University of Lille, France, she began her studies of medicine at the Karolinska institutet, Stockholm. There, she obtained an M.D. in 1972 and a Ph.D. in 1979. She specialized in Internal Medicine in 1980 and later also in Social Medicine/Public Health Sciences.
With an interest in alternative therapies, she spent a semester at the Psychosomatische Kinderklinik, Eppendorf in Hamburg, where she also became involved in the 1968 students movements, which were particularly intense in France and Germany. She married in 1969 and welcomed her first child Johanna in 1973.
Trying to combine motherhood with medicine, Orth-Gomér was appointed an intern in internal medicine at the...
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