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Oleksandr Bogomoletz : biography

24 May 1881 - 19 July 1946

Oleksandr Oleksandrovich Bogomoletz or Bohomolets (Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Богомо́лец () 1881-1946) was a renown Ukrainian pathophysiologist.

He was president of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and director of the Institute of Physiology in Kiev. His laboratories were located in Georgia, where he had a permanent research unit attached to the Academy of Sciences (1937). This was made possible by Stalin, who wanted members of the Experimental Institute to study the extension of life expectancy., Published by I.B.Tauris, 2005 ISBN 1-85043-980-X, 9781850439806

Honours and awards

  • Hero of Socialist Labour (4 February 1944) - for outstanding achievements in science, to create valuable products for the treatment of wounds and bone fractures
  • Two Orders of Lenin
  • Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour
  • Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"


  • The prolongation of life, by Alexander A. Bogomolets. Translated by Peter V. Karpovich, M.D., and Sonia Bleeker, Bogomolets, O. O. (Oleksandr Oleksandrovych), 1881–1946, New York, Essential Books, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, inc. [1946]
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