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Jerzy Michal Józef Maj

educator , pharmacologist

Jerzy Michal Józef Maj, Polish pharmacologist, educator. Diplomate in pharmacy. Recipient Polonia Restituta (Commander Cross), State Council, 2000, Anna Monica Foundation award, 1981, Issekutz Order, Hungarian Pharmaceutical Society, 1979, Buchheim plaque Pharmacol. Society German Democratic Republic, 1979, Prime Minister prize, 1998, Copernicus medal Polish Academy of Sciences, 1999.


Maj, Jerzy Michal Józef was born on July 14, 1922 in Brzesc, Poland. Son of Józef and Franciszka (Dudek) Maj.


Master of Science in Pharmaceutical, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy habilitation, Medical Academy, Cracow, Poland, 1962. Doctor (honorary), Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland, 1988.

Doctor (honorary), Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, 1989.


From assistant professor to adjunct professor Medical Academy, Cracow, 1950-1964, associate professor, head pharmacology Lublin, 1964-1967. From associate professor to professor Institute Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, 1967-1992, director, 1977-1992, professor emeritus, since 1993.


  • Diplomate in pharmacy.


  • Author: (with others) Current Developments in Psychopharmacology, 1976, Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, 1984, Antidepressants: Thirty Years on, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.


With Polish Underground Army, 1942-1945. Member Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy Arts and Sciences, Hungarian Pharmacol. Society (honorary), Polish Pharmacol.

Society (honorary), German Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (honorary), German Society Biological Psychiatry (honorary), others.


  • Other Interests

    History, touring.


Married Maria Tabeau, January 31, 1950 (divorced 1964). Children: Andrzej, Krzysztof. Married Ewa Georgiades, May 31, 1972.

Józef Maj

Franciszka (Dudek) Maj

Maria Tabeau

Ewa Georgiades

Andrzej Maj

Krzysztof Maj