Zakhar MOGILEVCHIK, USSR Hygienist. Professor; Doctor of Medicine Science; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1953; Head, Chair of General Hygiene, Minsk Medicine Institute, since 1931; Editor, journal “Zdravookhranenie Belorussii” (Public Health in Belorussia); Honoured Worker of Science of Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1949. medal “For Valiant Labor”, 1961; other medals.
Chairman, Belarusian Society of Hygienists. Со-Editor, “Hygiene” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. Member, Editor Council, “Gigiena i sanitariya” (Hygiene and Sanitation).
Board member, All-Union Society of Hygienists, etc. Does research on hygiene of housing, soil, water supply, planning and organ, utilities in towns and village. Studied sanitary conditions in Minsk and Dnieper and Svislochi Rivers.
Investigated conditions in sanitary protection zones of Minsk and Vitebsk water mains. Studied contamination processes in soils and towns of Belarusian. Works deal mainly with housing and communal hygiene.
1924-1930 Assistant, then lecturer, Chair of Hygiene, Minsk Medicine Institute. 1924-1925 simultaneously uezd sanitary inspector and Deputy Head, uezd deputy, of health, Belarusian. 1925-1931 Head, Sanitation and Epidemics Department, 1931-1938 Head,Department of Housing Hygiene, Belarusian Popular Commissariat of Health.