Forfattermøte med SaugstadFoto: Geir Dokken

Book launch


"The Fight for Oxygen - My Commitment to the Least" by Ola D. Saugstad

mandag 8. april 2019, kl. 13:30 til kl. 15:30

Sal: Kjelleren

Arrangør: Ola Didrik Saugstad og Lunde Forlag AS

Inngang: Gratis

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In collaboration with Lunde publishing company, professor and pediatrician Ola Didrik Saugstad invites to the launch of her new book The Fight for Oxygen . The theme embraces "physician for the smallest and weakest", resistance and success, international recognition, breakthroughs, global health, ME issues, beliefs and doubts, etc.

Ola Didrik Saugstad is one of Norway's best known pediatricians. In his new biography he tells about his path from medical studies in Oslo to a life as a researcher and international expert on newborn medicine. Saugstad writes closely and personally about his struggle for medical truths, his Christian faith and his own upbringing. He has also worked on medical puzzles such as ME and cot death. The commitment that grew through faith and life has made Saugstad the spokesman for many groups in society, and he has given the very least a voice in the debate about the "sorting community".

Ola Didrik Saugstad is a professor of pediatrics and lives and works in Oslo. He has won numerous awards for his work, including "The Landmark Award" and "The Nordic Medicine Award". In 2010 he received the Order of St. Olav. Saugstad is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, an honorary member of six international medical associations and an honorary doctor and professor at several foreign universities. Saugstad has also received the Life Protection Award and the Bjørnson Prize for its community engagement.

«Ola Didrik Saugstad is a modern Semmelweis - the Austrian doctor who demonstrated the connection between doctors and midwives' hand hygiene and the spread of maternal fever. This is how it gets into trouble. Saugstad showed that a two-hundred-year-old practice of using oxygen, instead of ordinary air, is often harmful and at worst fatal. In the Fight for Oxygen, Saugstad portrays his own life as an alert and researcher. The book has become just as insightful, honest and courageous as I hoped. ”Thorvald Steen, author.

"Ola Didrik Saugstad's personal and principled narrative is a necessary read for anyone who wants to approach the moral core areas." Lars Saabye Christensen, author.

“Saugstad has meant a lot to Norwegian ME patients. He has given hope to those who had lost it and light to those who are in the dark. This book, in its entirety, explains why. ”Kjersti Krisner, mother of ME-sick children.