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Valeriy Ivanovich KAZANSKY

surgeon and oncologist

Valeriy KAZANSKY, USSR Surgeon and oncologist. Professor; Doctor of Medicine Science; Head, 4th Chair of Surgery, Central Postgraduate Medicine Institute, USSR Ministry of Health, Moscow, since 1953; Chief Oncologist, USSR Ministry of Health, since 1947.

Background

KAZANSKY, Valeriy was born in 1894.

Education

1919 graduated Petrograd Military Medicine Academy.

Career

Board member, All Union Society of Oncologists. Со-Editor, “Surgery” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. 1945 first in USSR to perform successfully several radical operations for cancer of the esophagus.

Developed surgical methods of treating this ailment and methods of anesthetizing the anterior mediastinum in stenocarditis. First in USSR to perform and introduce omentocardiopexy for treating coronary insufficiency. Developed an original method of vascularizing the myocardium by suturing the omentum to the heart.

Works deal with surgery, hematology and oncology. 1919-1922 army physician. 1923-1934 surgeon in KaraKalpak Autonomous Oblast.

1935-1938 Assistant, Professor S. I. Spasokukotsky’s Surgical Clinics, 2nd Moscow Medicine Institute and Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. 1938-1940 senior associate, 1941-1952 Head, Surgical Clinic, Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.

Religion

Religion is bad because it gets people to believe something untrue.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.