Christian Harald Lauritz Peter Emil Bohr (1855–1911) was a Danish
physician, father of the physicist and
Nobel laureate Niels Bohr, as
well as the mathematician and football player
Harald Bohr and
grandfather of another physicist and nobel laureate Aage Bohr. He
married Ellen Adler in 1881.
He wrote his first scientific paper, "Om salicylsyrens indflydelse på
kødfordøjelsen" ("On salicylic acid's influence on the digestion of
meat"), at the age of 22. He received his medical degree in 1880,
Carl Ludwig at University of Leipzig, took a Ph.D. in
physiology and was appointed professor of physiology at the University
Copenhagen in 1886.
On his religious views, Bohr was raised as a Lutheran. He was an
atheist in later life.
Christian Bohr is buried in the Assistens Kirkegård.
In 1891, he was the first to characterize dead space.
Christian Bohr described the phenomenon, now called the Bohr
effect, whereby hydrogen ions and carbon dioxide heterotopically
decrease hemoglobin's oxygen-binding affinity. This regulation
increases the efficiency of oxygen release by hemoglobin in tissues,
like active muscle tissue, where rapid metabolization has produced
relatively high concentrations of hydrogen ions and carbon dioxide.
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