08 December 2010

Nikolai Pirogov - Great Surgeon…



Recently, The Russian Post has issued a stamp marking 200 years since the birth of Nikolai Pirogov, the eminent figure of the Russian medicine.

Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov (25 November 1810 - 5 December 1881) was a prominent Russian scientist and doctor, He is considered to be the founder of field surgery, and was one of the first surgeons in Europe to use ether as an anesthetic. He was the first surgeon to use anesthesia 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 recognized in Russian medical history, and he is considered a Russian national hero.

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INDIPEX 2011 will bring so many philatelic materials . All the 70 countries will provide some land mark to this great event. Till that time we can share the landmarks of older International exhibitions conducted in India.

- Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

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