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Professor Geo von Krogh
  1. Charles J N Lacey1,
  2. Arne Wikstrom2,
  3. Eric Sandstrom3,
  4. Ann-Kerstin Ruden2,
  5. Joakim Dillner4
  1. 1Department of GU Medicine, York, UK
  2. 2Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 3Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  4. 4University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Professor Charles JN Lacey, Department of GU Medicine, 31 Monkgate, York YO31 7WA, UK; charles.lacey{at}

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Professor Geo von Krogh, a distinguished expert in the field of human papillomaviruses, and a dear friend and colleague to many, died in June 2008.

Geo was born and grew up in Bergen, Norway, with his parents and one brother and one sister. He studied medicine in the Bergen Medical School and in the late 1960s moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where he trained in dermatovenereology.

Geo was one of the first to recognise the inadequate and traumatic treatment of venereal warts and devoted much of his life to developing new, less toxic, treatment regimens and patient-centred follow-up routines. He studied with Professor Howard Maibach at the Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco …

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