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Nina Aleksandrovna KROTKINA

Nina KROTKINA, USSR Surgeon, oncologist and experimenter. Professor 1939; Doctor of Medicine Science since 1924; Head, Laboratory of Tumor Strains, Leningrad Oncological Institute, since 1926; consultant oncologist in Leningrad since 1942. Mechnikov Prize; Order of Lenin; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1944.


  • KROTKINA, Nina was born in 1886 in Simbirsk, now Ulyanovsk.

  • Education

    • 1908 graduated Obstetrics and Medicine Orderly School. 1914 graduated St. Petersburg Medicine Institute.


    • 1939 developed method of reproducing malignant bone tumors in rats, then in rabbits. 1939-1940 experimented at Sukhumi Medicine Biological Station and succeeded in inducing malignant bone tumors in monkeys. Works deal with experimental oncology and surgery.

      1908-1914 worked in surgical clinic. 1914-1926 intern, Chair of Surgery, Petrograd Women's Medicine Institute, now Leningrad Pavlov Medicine Institute. 1922-1926 at Professor N. N. Petrov’s Experimental Oncological Laboratory.

      1941-1945 surgeon in Leningrad military hospital.


    Member, Communist Party, since 1944.


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


    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.


    Member, Communist Party, since 1944.
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