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Ilya Repin. Portrait of the Surgeon Nikolay Pirogov. 1881. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Ilya Repin. Portrait of the Surgeon  Nikolay Pirogov.
Pirogov, Nikolay Nikolayevich (1810-1881) Russian surgeon, naturalist, teacher and public figure; founder of military field surgery, author of many operational methods and operations, introduced the immobile bandage of French plaster. His Topographical Anatomy (1851-54) was renowned worldwide. In social life, he was against class prejudice in education and demanded compulsory primary education for everyone

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