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Nina Aleksandrovna KROTKINA

surgeon , oncologist and experimenter

Nina KROTKINA, USSR Surgeon, oncologist and experimenter. Professor 1939; Doctor of Medicine Science since 1924; Head, Laboratory of Tumor Strains, Leningrad Oncological Institute, since 1926; consultant oncologist in Leningrad since 1942. Mechnikov Prize; Order of Lenin; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1944.


KROTKINA, Nina was born in 1886 in Simbirsk, now Ulyanovsk.


1908 graduated Obstetrics and Medicine Orderly School. 1914 graduated St. Petersburg Medicine Institute.


1939 developed method of reproducing malignant bone tumors in rats, then in rabbits. 1939-1940 experimented at Sukhumi Medicine Biological Station and succeeded in inducing malignant bone tumors in monkeys. Works deal with experimental oncology and surgery.

1908-1914 worked in surgical clinic. 1914-1926 intern, Chair of Surgery, Petrograd Women's Medicine Institute, now Leningrad Pavlov Medicine Institute. 1922-1926 at Professor N. N. Petrov’s Experimental Oncological Laboratory.

1941-1945 surgeon in Leningrad military hospital.


Religion is bad because it stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.


Member, Communist Party, since 1944.


Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.


Member, Communist Party, since 1944.