Dec 21, 2010

Russia FDC on "The 200th Anniversary of Birth of Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov"

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The 200th Anniversary of Birth of Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov

Date of Issue : 25 November 2010

Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov (25 November 1810 – 5 December 1881) was born in Moscow. He was a prominent Russian scientist, doctor, pedagogue, public figure, and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1847). He is considered to be the founder of field surgery, and was one of the first surgeons in Europe to use ether as an anaesthetic. He was the first surgeon to use anaesthesia in a field operation (1847), invented various kinds of surgical operations, and developed his own technique of using plaster casts to treat fractured bones. His name is one of the most widely recognised in Russian medical history, and he is considered a Russian national hero.

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