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In 2019

Mikael Häggström is a Doctor of Medicine, and the creator of WikiJournal of Medicine, as well as the medical resources Patholines and Radlines.

He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is a grandchild of Estonian historian Karin Aasma. He grew up in Uddevalla on the Swedish west coast. He decided to become a doctor while backpacking for half a year in 2005, taking the Trans-Siberian train to China and crossing the Himalayas from Tibet to Nepal. He graduated from Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine, Sweden, in 2013. He subsequently did 2 years of rotational internship, and has worked 1.5 years as a physician in obstetrics and gynecology, 3 years in radiology and one year in pathology in Sweden. He subsequently moved to the United States, and will be starting residency in pathology at Danbury Hospital, Connecticut, in June 2020.

He has contributed to Wikipedia since 2006, including a multitude of medical images. He is the creator and current editor-in-chief of WikiJournal of Medicine, a new Wikipedia-integrated, peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal.[1] He is also the creator of Radlines and Patholines, containing open access guidelines in radiology and pathology, respectively.

Publication of imagesEdit


For editors wanting to know what attribution to use when including one of my pictures in a work, essentially all my images up to 2014 are included in an image collection which may be attributed as:


  • By Mikael Häggström, used with permission.

Attributions may be written in the image caption, or in a separate reference list.

Some later images, as well as collaborations, can be viewed at: User:Mikael Häggström/Gallery, with attributions described at that page.

Images created after December 2018 have been sorted into categories at: Commons:Category:Mikael Häggström (with an ongoing process to sort even earlier images to there as well).

If the license (as given under the "Licensing" section of the image description page) has "share-alike" in its name, then a license description should be included in the attribution as well, such as "released under the Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license". If there the image description mentions several authors, an addition such as "Created by [other image author(s)] and Mikael Häggström, MD".

High resolution versionsEdit

The image version of highest resolution is generally found by clicking the "Full resolution" link, located below the image on its description page.


I am now most active in Wikiversity, as editor-in-chief of Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. In Wikipedia, I frequently add radiologic images (with written consent from the subjects), and I often correct or add to the prose of articles.


I use Inkscape, GIMP and MS Paint to create images.

My featured picturesEdit

Photographs by meEdit

Some other picturesEdit


1629 articles created as per July 2017, exluding redirects, for example:

Entire list can be viewed at: List of article creations

Accounts on sister projectsEdit

Project Username
Wikipedia w:User:Mikael Häggström
Wiktionary wikt:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikibooks b:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikiquote q:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikisource s:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikiversity v:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikimedia Commons commons:User:Mikael Häggström
Metawiki meta:User:Mikael Häggström
wikimediastrategy strategy:User:Mikael Häggström

Edit summary terminologyEdit

In my edit summaries, + means "addition of ..." and (a dash) means "removal of ...". For verbs that may not be found in a standard dictionary, those ending with the past tense suffix -ed should correlate with a common noun or verb after removal of that suffix. Similarly, a prefix of de- should mean an opposite, a negation or a removal of whatever verb follows. For still incomprehensible terminology, please notify me on talk page.


See alsoEdit

Footnotes and linksEdit

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  1. ^ Masukume, Gwinyai; Heilman, James; Häggström, Mikael (24 May 2016). "Why getting medical information from Wikipedia isn't always a bad idea". The Conversation. Retrieved 26 May 2016.