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Semen Aleksandrovich SARKISOV

Neurologist and ncuromorphologist

Semen SARKISOV, USSR Neurologist and ncuromorphologist. Professor; Doctor of Medicine Science; full member, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1948, and Presidium member since 1962; Director, and Science Director, Brain Institute, USSR Academy of Medical Science, since 1928. World Peace Council’s Scroll of Honor; Order of Lenin; Badge of Honor; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1918.


SARKISOV, Semen was born in 1895.


1923 graduated Medical Faculty, Moscow University. Specialized in neurology and histology.


Helped organize Brain Institute, USSR Academy of Medical Science, Moscow. Helped introduce encephalographic method into Soviet medical practice. 1948-1951 Academy Secretary, 1951-1954 and 1957-1959 Presidium member, USSR Academy of Medical Science.

President, Medicine Section, All-Union Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. Since 1944 member, English Royal Medicine Society. Since 1957 member, International Health Association for the Study of Living and Health Conditions.

Board, All-Union Society of Neuropathologists and Psychiatrists. Со-Editor, “Neurology” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. Member, Editorial Board, “Zhurnal vysshey nervnoy deyatelnosti im.

I. P. Pavlova” (Pavlov Journal of Higher Nervous Activity) and “Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii im. S. S. Korsakova” (Korsakov Journal of Neuropathology and Psychiatry). Member, Editor Council, journal “Arkhiv anatomii, gistologii i embriologii” (Archives of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology).

During World War II helped direct Union of USSR Red Cross and Red Crescent Society. 1955 visited England to study science and medical institutions in London, Cambridge, Oxford and other towns. 1957 headed Soviet delegation at 2nd International Congress of Physicians, Cannes.

1959 directed symposium at 9th All-Union Congress of Physiologists, Biochemists and Pharmacologists, Minsk. Since 1959 Chairman, Competition Commission for Awarding Nominal Prizes for Best Works on Neurology, USSR Academy of Medical Science.


Religion obstructs scientific research and technological progress.


Member, Communist Party, since 1918.


Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.


Member, Communist Party, since 1918.