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Viktor Mikhaylovich BERMAN

Microbiologist and epidemiologist

Viktor BERMAN, USSR Microbiologist and epidemiologist. Professor 1935; Doctor of Medicine Science; Head, Chair of Microbiology, Leningrad Pediatric Institute, since 1935; Science Director, Leningrad Institute of Tuberculosis.

Background

BERMAN, Viktor was born in 1897.

Education

1924 graduated Leningrad Military Medicine Academy.

Career

1935 established first independent Chair of Epidemiology at Leningrad Military Medicine Academy. 1937-1939 Chairman, Leningrad Microbiological Society. Board member, AllRussian Science Society of Epidemiologists, Microbiologists and Infectionists.

Developed new method of studying the last phase of phagocytic reaction. Developed theory of tissue immunity. 1924-1929 military doctor, epidemiologist and bacteriologist, various Soviet Army establishments.

1929-1935 Assistant, Chair of Microbiology, 1935-1949 Head, Chair of Epidemiology, Leningrad Military Medicine Academy.

Religion

Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.