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Jan Karol Kostrzewski

JAN KOSTRZEWSKI, Diplomat, Official. Member, Executive Board, World Health Organization. Golden Medal for International Day of Physicians, Geneva, 73; Honorary mem: Metchnikov Association of Epidemiologists, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Polish Med Alliance, United States, Polish Association of Epidemiologists. International Epidemiological Association; Harvard Alumni Association; International Green Cross Council.

Background

  • Kostrzewski, Jan Karol was born on December 2, 1915 in Cracow, Poland. Son of Jan Michal and Maria (Sulikowska) Kostrzewski.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Warsaw University, 1945. Doctor of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical Faculty, Cracow, 1948. Master in Public Health, Harvard, 1958.

      Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Military Medical Academy, Poland, 1979. Doctor of Medicine, Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland, 1985.

    Career

    • Assistant, vaccine production National Institute Hygiene, Warsaw, 1942—1951, head, department epidemiology, 1951—1961. Professor, epidemiology Warsaw Medical Academy, 1954—1958. Member, panel experts World Health Organization, Geneva, from 1960, vice chairman, international commission global eradication smallpox, 1978—1979, chairman, expanded programme immunization, global advisory group, 1978—1985.

      Vice-minister, chief sanitary inspector Ministry Health, Warsaw, 1962—1967, minister, health, social welfare, 1968—1972. Vice president World Health Assembly, Boston, 1969—1970, member executive board Geneva, 1973—1976, chairman, 1975—1976. Chairman, international communications eradication smallpox India, Nepal, Bhutan, 1977, Ethiopia, 1979.

      Vice president Polish Academy of Sciences, 1980—1983, secretary, medical section, 1972—1979, president, 1984—1989. Chairman, research strengthening group Special Programme Research and Training Tropical Diseases, 1982—1986. Chairman, technical advisory group Diarrhoeal Disease Control Programme, 1985—1988.

      Heath clerk lecturer London School Hygiene and Tropical Medical, 1986—1987. Lieutenant Polish Resistance Army, 1944-1945 Polish Army, 1948-1949.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate.

    Works

    • Health of Polish People Morbidity and Mortality, 1977. Editor: Communicable Diseases and Their Control on Polish Territories in the 20th Century. Co-author, 2001, Epidemiology: A Guide to Teaching Methods.Co-editor, 1973. Chief editor Journal Epidemiological Review, 1953-1988, Polish Science, 1986-1989. Contributor scientific papers.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member, vice chairman Patriotic Movement National Rebirth, Warsaw, 1983—1989. With Member of Parliament, 1985—1989. Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

    Member: International Center Diarrhoeal Diseases Research (trustee Bangladesh 1979-1985, chairman 1983-1984), International Epidemiological Association (council member 1977-1984, president 1977-1981), Academy National Medecine Paris (correspondent), Association Microbiologists Epidemiologists Russia (honorary), Societas Medica Polonorum (honorary), Polish Epidemiological Association (honorary), Academy Medical Sciences (Russia), Polish Epidemiological Association (member executive committee 1957-1988, president 1988-1991).
    • International Epidemiological Association.; Harvard Alumni Association; International Green Cross Council.

    Personality

    Interests

    Epidemiology, public health admin, microbiology, communicable diseases. Skiing, fishing, photography.

    Connections

    • Married Ewa Maria Sobolewska, September 3, 1948. Children: Anna, Magdalena, Piotr, Maria.
    • father: Jan Michal Kostrzewski
    • mother: Maria (Sulikowska) Kostrzewski
    • spouse: Ewa Maria Sobolewska
    • children: Anna Kostrzewski
    • Magdalena Kostrzewski
    • Piotr Kostrzewski
    • Maria Kostrzewski
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    Born December 2, 1915
    Died May 27, 2005
    (aged 89)
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    • 1945
      Warsaw University
    • 1948
      Jagiellonian University Medical Faculty
    • 1958
      Harvard
    • 1979
      Military Medical Academy
    • 1985
      Medical Academy
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      Assistant
      Warsaw, North Carolina, United States
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      vice-minister
      Warsaw, North Carolina, United States
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      vice-minister
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      vice president, World Health Assembly
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1972 - 1979
      vice president, Polish Academy Sciences
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      chairman, ational communications eradication smallpox India
      Nepal
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      intern, ational communications eradication smallpox India
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      Geneva, Illinois, United States
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      chairman, ational communications eradication smallpox India
      Ethiopia
    • 1979
      intern, ational communications eradication smallpox India
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    • 1985 - 1988
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      heath clerk, lecturer London School Hygiene and Tropical Medical
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