Saturday, August 25, 2007

Russia Sergei Botkin FDC

Russia FDC
Name: The 175th birth anniversary of S.P.Botkin(1832-1889), a therapist, the founder of Russian medicine.
Issue date: 2007 August 14th

Sergei Petrovich Botkin (Russian language: Сергей Петрович Боткин) (1832 – 1889) was famous Russian clinicist, therapist and activist, one of the founders of modern Russian medical science and school. He introduced triage, pathological anatomy, post mortem diagnostics into Russian medical practice.

At the age of 29, in 1861, he became a Professor of Therapeutical clinics department and created the first in Russia experimental and analytical medical laboratory.

In 1873, he was designated the "leib-medic" and elected the President of Society of Russian medics in St. Petersburg. In 1886 Botkin headed the Commission of health of Russia's population, concerning high mortality rates at both peace and war time. Botkin Hospital is named after him.

He was the court physician for both Tsar Alexander II and Tsar Alexander III. He was the father of Dr. Eugene Botkin, the court physician for Tsar Nicholas II.

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