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Vol 11, No 4 (2005)
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Achievements of Professor Romuald Węgłowski in vascular surgery

Marek Durakiewicz
Acta Angiologica 2005;11(4):226-234.


The role of Professor Romuald Weglowski (1876-1935) in the development of Polish vascular surgery seems indubitable. What merits particular attention amidst the vast fields of his scientific research, is his interest in the operative treatment of blood vessel injuries. This interest lasted for his entire professional career, beginning in the Surgical Clinic in Moscow, where research in this area was carried out around the year 1900, before the well known and Nobel prize awarded experiments of Carrel concerning vascular sutures and organ transplantation. Weglowski gained practice working in military hospitals in Moscow during the First World War and then established his skills in the military and civilian health services in the reborn Republic of Poland (Zamość, Lwow). He was the author of the first Polish textbook of surgery and developed his own method for the operative treatment of traumatic aneurysms. The following study is aimed to present Romuald Weglowski’s opinions in vascular surgery based on the analysis of 10 of his retrieved publications as well as abstracts of his 17 reports concerning vascular subjects.

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