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Sergey Ramzin

06.05.2020
Sergey Ramzin

Sergey Ramzin

(1892 – 1981)

A bacteriologist and epidemiologist who developed world hygienic standards for urban planning along with health and engineering requirements for construction of residential buildings.

Sergey Ramzin was born in 1892. After high school he studied at the Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg and at medical faculties of Yuriev University and Kharkov University.

When the Civil War began, he joined the opponents of the Bolsheviks. In 1920 he left the country via Crimea to find himself in the Kingdom of Serbians, Croatians and Slovenians. In the Kingdom he became Director at the Hygiene Institute in Shabats. Then he was professor in ordinary for hygiene at the Military Medical Academy and head of communal hygiene division at the Hygiene Institute in Belgrade.

With Ramzin in charge, the nation-wide anti-epidemic service was established from scratch in the Kingdom of Serbians, Croatians and Slovenians. Thanks to Ramzin, certain hygiene standards were introduced, and later were applied all over the world. Ramzin was a prominent scientist: he wrote over 60 works on bacteriology, chemotherapy, serology, epidemiology, communal hygiene and social medicine.

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