Nikolay Pirogov

Surgeon

1810 – 1881

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Who was Nikolay Pirogov?

Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov was a prominent Russian and Ukrainian scientist, doctor, pedagogue, public figure, and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 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, invented various kinds of surgical operations, and developed his own technique of using plaster casts to treat fractured bones. He is one of the most widely recognized Russian physicians.

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Born
Nov 25, 1810
Moscow
Also known as
  • Dr. Nikolai Ivanovich Pirogov
Nationality
  • Russia
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
Lived in
  • Moscow
  • Kiev
Died
Dec 5, 1881
Vinnytsia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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