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Pavel Feliksovich ZDRODOVSKY

parasitologist , Immunologist and microbiologist

Pavel ZDRODOVSKY, USSR Parasitologist, immunologist and microbiologist. Professor; Doctor of Medicine Science since 1920; full member, USSR Academy of Medical Science since 1945; Head, Rickettsiosis Department, Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1958. Stalin Prize, 1949; Lenin Prize, 1959; Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1960; other orders; medals.


ZDRODOVSKY, Pavel was born in 1890.


1914 graduated Medical Faculty, Kazan University.


1918-1920 on several expeditions studying infectious diseases in Central Asia and Caucasus. Conducted campaign against malaria in Azerbaydzhan. Studied regional pathology in Azerbaydzhan (malaria, leishmaniasis, ankylostomosis, worm invasions, amebiasis and other intestinal protozoan infections).

1923 worked on microbiology, immunology and infectious pathology. Pioneered diphtheria toxoid production and mass immunization of children in USSR. 1920-1922 founded Baku Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene.

1958 founded Rickettsiosis Dept, at Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, USSR Academy of Medical Science. Member, Editorial Board, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 1st and 2nd edition. Co-Editor of its “Microbiology” section.

Со-Editor, journal “Voprosy virusologii” (Problems of Virology). Member, Editor Council, “Zhumal mikrobiologii, epidemiologii i immunobiologii” (Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunology), etc. Works deal with various problems of microbiology and epidemiology, in particular, malaria, helminthiasis and tropical diseases of southern USSR, rickettsiosis, brucellosis, etc.

1914-1917 military doctor in Russia Army. 1918-1920 Assistant, Chair of Microbiology, Don University, and Head, Cholera, Typhus and Vaccine Laboratories, Rostov Bacteriological Institute. 1920-1922 epidemiologist, 11th Army in Caucasus.

Assistant, Chair of Microbiology, Azerbaydzhan University 1922-1926 lecturer, 1926-1930 Professor, Chair of Microbiology, Azerbaydzhan University 1922-1930 Director, Azerbaydzhan Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Baku. 1930-1934 Head, Epidemiology Section, Leningrad Institute of Experimental Medicine. 1934-1937 Head, Epidemiology Department, All-Union Institute of Experimental Medicine, Moscow.

1935-1937 Head, Epidemiology Department, All-Union State Public Health Inspectorate, Moscow. 1945-1957 Head,Department of Experimental Pathology and Immunology of Infections, Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, USSR Academy of Medical Science.


Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.


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