Sergey KARPOV, USSR Microbiologist. Professor 1937; Doctor of Medicine Science; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Medical Science; Head, Chair of Microbiology, Tomsk Medicine Institute, since 1937; Science Director, Tomsk Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera, USSR Ministry of Health, since 1939; Honoured Worker of Science Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1960.
KARPOV, Sergey was born in 1903.
1927 graduated Medical Faculty, Tomsk University.
Board member, All-Union Society of Epidemiologists, Microbiologists and Infectionists. Co-founder and Chairman, Tomsk Department, above society. Со-Editor, “Microbiology” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition.
Member, Editor Council, journals “Voprosy virusologii” (Problems of Virology) and “Zhurnal mikrobiologii, epidemiologii i immunologii” (Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunology). Discovered hemolytic properties of Brucellae, made original studies on toxin formation of Corynebacterium diphtheriae in the presence of heavy metal salts. Proved that some types of ticks, mosquitoes and sandflies assist in the natural circulation of Pasteurella tularensis.
Investigated role of water factor in epidemiology of tularemia. Substantiated feasibility of phage prophylaxis in typhoid. Studied epidemiology and prophylaxis of spring-summer tick-borne encephalitis.
1927-1929 intern, Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Tomsk University. 1929-1939 associate, Tomsk Bacteriological Institute.
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