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Nikolay Vardenovich ANTELAVA


Nikolay ANTELAVA, USSR Surgeon. Professor 1939; Doctor of Medicine Science since 1933; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Medical Science, Head, 1st Chair of Surgery, Tbilisi Postgraduate Medicine Institute, since 1941; Chief Surgeon, Georgia Ministry of Health; Honoured Worker of Science of Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1957.


ANTELAVA, Nikolay was born in 1893 in Senakhi, Georgia, United States.


1920 graduated Medical Faculty, Rostov-on-Don University.


1921 founded Surgical Dept, at a hospital in Sukhumi. 1922 practises surgical therapy in a Sukhumi hospital. 1930 founded Surgical Dept, at tuberculosis sanatoria in Gulripshi, Agudzery and Abastumani.

Developed new variations of thoracoplasty. Со-Editor, “Surgery” section, “Bolshaya mcditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. Member, Editor Council, journal “Khirurgiya” (Surgery), etc.

1921-1938 surgeon at hospitals and clinics in Georgia. 1939-1941 Head, Chair of Hospital Surgery, Dagestan Medicine Institute, Makhachkala.


Religion gets people to believe something untrue.


Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.