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Counter knighted by King of Sweden

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Noted neuroscience professor S. Allen Counter was appointed Knight of the Order of the Polar Star First Class by Carl XVI Gustaf, king of Sweden. The appointment is made only by the king in recognition of personal services to Sweden. It is a Swedish order of chivalry that was created by King Frederick I of Sweden on Feb. 23, 1748. Counter has served as consul general of Sweden in Boston and New England since 2004.