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Ivan Solomonovich Beritashvili

Ivan Beritashvili, USSR Physiologist. Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1939, and of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, 1941.

Background

  • Beritashvili, Ivan was born on January 10, 1885.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Petersburg University, 1910.

    Career

    • Professor of Tbilisi University, 1919. Head of the Institute of Physiology of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, 1935-1952. The Institute was later renamed in his honour.

      Honorary member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1959. Carried out research into muscle and nervous system physiology.

    Religion

    Religion is bad because it stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.

    Views

    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

    Membership

    Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1939, and of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, 1941.
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    Born January 10, 1885
    Died 1971
    (aged 85)
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