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Pages from history of therapeutic departments of Saratov medical institute in the years in the Great Patriotic War

V.A. Sergeeva, V.V. Frontasyeva
80,00 Р

UDC 378:61(470+571-32)"1941/45"

V.A. Sergeeva is Cfnd.Sci. (Medicine), assistant; and V.V. Frontasyeva is Cand.Sci. (Medicine), assistant at Saratov State Medical University n.a. V.I. Razumovsky e-mail:


Presented is description of activity of regional therapists on example of Saratov region in the period of the Great Patriotic War. In 2020, Russia celebrates the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. President of Russia declared 2020 as the Year of Remembrance. The history of Saratov state medical university has 110 years, of which the war years were the most difficult, and at the same time the most heroic for university employees. In the years of 1941–1945, Saratov was the largest hospital base at the rear of the country that played major role in treatment of wounded and sick persons during the Battle at Stalingrad. Despite evident need for surgical care in wartime, massive flow of sick fighters with necessity of therapeutic treatment initiated creation of therapeutic care system during the Great Patriotic War. Due to the presence of medical institute in the city, it was possible to establish the work of medical service and solve the issue of staffing of medical institutions. Despite hardships of wartime, educational process and science work in Saratov medical institute were continued. The article is devoted to description of therapeutic departments’ activities and individual employees of Saratov medical institute, who contributed to educational, scientific and medical processes under wartime conditions.

Key words: Great Patriotic War, Saratov medical institute, department of hospital therapy, medical service, hospital base.


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