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Nikolay Aleksandrovich KURSHAKOV


Nikolay KURSHAKOV, USSR Clinician. Professor 1925; Doctor of Medicine Science since 1912; corresponding member, Academy, of Medical Science, since 1953; Science Director, Burdenko Main Military Hospital of Soviet Army; Head, Clinical Department, Institute of Biophysics, Academy, of Medical Science; consultant 4th Main Bd„ USSR Ministry of Health; Honoured Worker of Science Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.


KURSHAKOV, Nikolay was born in 1886 in Kronshtadt.


1910 graduated St. Petersburg Military Medicine Academy.


Founded Chair of Clinical Propedeutics and Therapeutics at Voronezh University and organized there clinical, physiological and biochemical laboratories. Bureau member, Clinical Department, USSR Academy of Medical Science. Member, All-Union Society of Therapeutists.

Member, Editorial Board, “Meditsinsky referativny zhumal” (Medical Abstracts Journal). Member, Editor Council, journals “Terapevtichesky arkhiv” (Therapeutic Archive) and ‘‘Klinicheskaya meditsina” (Clinical Medicine). Со-Editor, ‘‘Internal Diseases” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd ed.

Works deal with physiology and pathology of blood circulation, hematology, alimentary dystrophy, metabolism, radiation sickness, rheumatism, endocarditis, etc. 1910-1925 at Chair of Diagnostics, St. Petersburg (later Petrograd) Military Medicine Academy; 1925-1935 Professor, Chair of Clinical Propedeutics and Therapeutics, Voronezh University, now Voronezh Medicine Institute. 1935-1942 and 1945-1955 Professor, and Head, Clinic of Hospital Therapeutics, Moscow Oblast Clinical Institute.

1942-1943 and 1950-1951 Head, Chair and Clinic of Hospital Therapy, 1st Moscow Medicine Institute. Then worked at medical institutions of Kremlin Medicine- and Sanitary Board. 1943-1945 Chief Clinician on 2nd Ukrainia Front.

Since 1945 Chief Clinician, USSR Ministry of Health.


Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.


Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.