Professor Herman Diamant gave his Semon Lecture on the 1st of November 1973 at the Royal Society of Medicine. He outlines the anatomy and physiology of the glands and notes that non-cancerous lesions aren’t fatal, but cause the patient discomfort and distress. He also expresses that the use of electron microscopy has aided the study of salivary gland disorders.
Herman Diamant was born in Sweden in 1918. During his successful career, he was Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at Umeå University and later Head Physician of Umeå Regional Hospital. He had a focus on people’s social situations and also an interest in educating on general health care issues, such as antibiotic use. As well as medicine, he also maintained a large rock collection and wrote medical history articles.