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Petr Nikolaevich VESELKIN


Petr VESELKIN, USSR Pathophysiologist. Professor 1939; Doctor of Medicine Science since 1935; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Medical Science since 1952; Head, Chair of General Pathology, Leningrad Postgraduate Medicine Institute, since 1949; Head,Department of General Pathology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1949.


VESELKIN, Petr was born in 1904.


1924 graduated Leningrad Medicine Institute.


Member, Editor Council, journal “Patologicheskaya fiziologiya i eksperimentalnaya terapiya” (Pathological Physiology and Experimental Therapy), etc. 1928-1938 studied anemia and embolism of the brain, and functional correlations of the respiratory and vasomotor centers. 1933-1941 studied blood transfusion, pathogenesis and experimental therapy of traumatic shock.

1938-1957 studied fever, especially: mechanism of heat regulation. Hyperthermia; the neural reflex mechanism of the febrile reaction. Heat exchange in fever.

The adaptive role of fever in the pathogenesis of infections. 1925-1930 specialized in pathophysiology. 1931-1949 instructor, then senior instructor, Leningrad Military Medicine Academy.

1938-1941 Head, Chair of Pathophysiology, Leningrad Stomatological Institute.


Religion obstructs scientific research and technological progress.


Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.