Aleksandr SHMIDT, USSR Biochemist. Professor; Doctor of Medicine Science; full member, Latvia Academy of Sciences, since 1946; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1960; Head, Chair of Biochemistry, Riga Medicine Institute, since 1951; Director, Metabolism and Nourishment Section, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Latvia Academy of Sciences, since 1953. Member, Communist Party, since 1950.
SHMIDT, Aleksandr was born in 1892.
Chairman, Learned Medicine Council, Latvia Ministry of Health. Со-Editor, “Chemistry” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. Works deal with biochemistry and technology, production of insulin, vitamins, protein vitamin complexes and other preparations.
1936-1945 Professor, 2nd Leningrad Medicine Institute, and simultaneously Director, Vitamin Research Institute. 1945-1951 Professor, Latvia University. 1946-1952 Academy Secretary,Department of Biological Science, Latvia Academy of Sciences.
Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.
Member, Communist Party, since 1950.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.