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Peter Fokich Borovskii

Born  1863-06-08
Died  1932

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Russsian physician, born June 8, 1863, Pogar, government district of Tschernigow, died 1932.

Biography of Peter Fokich Borovskii

Peter Fokich Borovskii studied in Kiev and at the military-medical academy in St. Petersburg, where he graduated in 1887 and received his medical doctorate in 1891. He entered medical service in the military, becoming in charge of the surgical department and head of the bacteriological laboratory at the military hospital in Taschkent. It was here, in 1898, before Leishman, he found the agent of Orient boil. He described the agent as a protozoa and and gave a correct picture of it. From 1920 he worked as professor at the II surgical clinic in Tashkent.

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