Sergey Botkin

Physician

1832 – 1889

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Who was Sergey Botkin?

Sergey Petrovich Botkin was a famous Russian clinician, therapist, and activist, one of the founders of modern Russian medical science and education. He introduced triage, pathological anatomy, and post mortem diagnostics into Russian medical practice.

Botkin was born on September 5, 1832, in Moscow to the family of famous Russian tea tradesmen. First steps towards education the boy made in the private school of Ennes. In 1850 Botkin was admitted to Moscow State University. In 1855 Sergey Botkin graduated from the university with honors and received a Doctor of Medicine degree. He was immediately sent to Sevastopol, where theatre of war was in full play. There Botkin worked under guidance of Nikolay Pirogov, famous Russian doctor, and deserved a flattering review from his supervisor. When the war ended, Sergey Botkin went abroad to improve his skills. Future medic got professional experience in many famous laboratories and clinics of France and Germany. Upon his return to Russia, Sergey Botkin was invited to work with professor Shipulinsky in the Academy of Medicine and Surgery, and the following year Botkin took Shipulinsky’s position at the age of 29.

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Born
Sep 17, 1832
Moscow
Also known as
  • Sergei Petrovich Botkin
  • Dr. Sergei Botkin
  • Dr. Sergei Petrovich Botkin
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  • Russia
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Died
Dec 24, 1889
Menton

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on July 23, 2013

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