Prof. dr. Stoyan Kirkovich – patriarch of the Bulgarian internal medicine, royal physician, mason and the first winner of the Dimitrov prize Cover Image
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Проф. д-р Стоян Киркович – патриарх на българската вътрешна медицина, придворен лекар, масон и пръв носител на Димитровска награда
Prof. dr. Stoyan Kirkovich – patriarch of the Bulgarian internal medicine, royal physician, mason and the first winner of the Dimitrov prize

Author(s): Marusya Petkova
Subject(s): History
Published by: Балканска асоциация по история и философия на медицината (БАИФМ)
Keywords: higher medical education; Bulgaria; internal medicine; Stoyan Kirkovich;

Summary/Abstract: A historical study of scientific, pedagogic, medical and social activities of prof. dr. Stoyan Kirkovich is carried out, using the documentary approach and some data about these activities are given. He is one of the founders of the Sofia Medical Faculty and the higher medical education in Bulgaria, the first and for a long time (27 years) head of the Internal Medicine Propaedeutics chair, who wrote the basic textbooks, manuals, clinical and therapeutic lectures in this specialty, and a recognized leader of the Internal Medicine School in Bulgaria. Prof. Kirkovich is the classic of the Bulgarian Internal Medicine, prominent scientist and teacher. He was pointed out to be the personal doctor of the heir of the throne and later tsar Boris III for 47 years. He shared the Freemasonry ideas and was an active member of the Grand Lodge of Bulgaria (1918–1942). He has great contributions to the academic education and Medicine, to the development of the Internal and Laboratory Medicine, especially to the investigation of tuberculosis, bilirubin origin, etc.

  • Issue Year: VII/2013
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 21-26
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian