Perpetuation of memory of Nikolay Pirogov
The first monument to N.I. Pirogov was a family church burial-vault, built in 1885 by Alexandra Pirogova on the project of an architect Vladimir Sychuhov.
In 1897, in St. Petersburg the first anatomic and surgical museum of N.I. Pirogov was created, in Moscow a monument was erected to a great scientist.
In 1910, on the initiative of the Medical Society of Vinnytsia, the fundraiser was announced for a building of Pirogov hospital in Vinnytsia. In 1917 the hospital was opened. On the same occasion at the territory of the hospital the first monument to Nikolay Pirogov was erected. Vinnytsia and Moscow Medical Universities, Medical Centers in Moscow and Sofia, hospitals and health resorts in Ukraine and Russia were all named after Nikolay Pirogov.
The 2506 Pirogov asteroid discovered in August 26, 1976 by the Crimean astrophysical observatory was named in honor of him.
The great surgeon memory lives in popularization of his scientific heritage. In the early 1980s Medical Societies were established and Conventions were held named in honor of Nikolay Pirogov. Since 1926 all Ukrainian Conferences of surgeons were held occasionally. They played an important role in studying the scientific heritage of the genius scientist and in solving important problems as for preserving Pirogov’s embalmed body.
In 1954 the Medical Conference, known as Pirogov Reading, was established. Since then, it took place in the cities connected with the activity of the great surgeon.
In 1995 First Ukrainian National Pirogov Medical Conference took place. Since 2004 such conferences have become international.
In 2010 Ukraine was celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Nikolay Pirogov.
A Map of Remembrance occupies one of the central stages among the permanent exhibition of this hall. It shows streets, monuments, hospitals, museums and educational institutions named after Nikolay Pirogov. At the expose there are materials of Pirogov Meetings, participants’ belongings, photos, collections of works, and also museum gifts, presented on the occasions of Pirogov’s Remembrance Days.
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