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Finnish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Working Purpose: The Finnish Society of Allergology and Immunology is the national society in Finland for allergists and immunologists. The society arranges education, co-operates with international societies and admits grants for scientific research.

Founded: January 18, 1946

History: The Finnish Society of Allergology and Immunology was established on January 18, 1946, by a group of physicians with a special interest in Allergology. The first chairman of the society was Dr. Zaida Eriksson-Lihr, who later became one of the founders and chief physician of the Allergy Hospital in Helsinki. The Allergy Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the world specializing in Allergology.