Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.
1925-1931 instructor, Military Medicine Academy. 1923-1933 simultaneously Head, Physiological Laboratory, Murmansk Biological Station. 1931-1951 member, Emergency-Rescue Commission, USSR Navy.
1934-1937 Professor, Leningrad University. 1935-1960 associate, Institute of Physiology, USSR Academy of Science. Member, Editor Staff, "Uspekhi sovremennoy biologii" (Progress in Modern Biology).
Works deal with comparative physiology and biochemistry of nervous system and respiratory function of blood. Works on occupational physiology of divers and on marine chemistry.