Genius doctor, great scientist, educator and public figure Nikolay Pirogov left the deep mark on the history of science, medicine, pedagogy and culture.
His life and activity are riddled with unfailing love to his folk and is an example of serving to ideals of truth, good, humanism. Last 20 years N. Pirogov lived on his estate Vyshnia, nearby Vinnytsa. Here on 9 September 1947 a museum was opened.
N. I. Pirogov was born on November 13 [N.S. November 25] 1810 in Moscow in the family of a serviceman Ivan Pirogov.
A love of medicine was instilled in Nikolay Pirogov by Professor Y. O. Mukhin. At fourteen he became a student of the medical department of Moscow University. Among N. Pirogov’s teachers and mentors there were many wonderful pedagogues. These are, first of all, professors Y. O. Mukhin, M. Y. Mudrov, K. I. Loder and O. O. Iovskiy.
For years of study at the university Nikolay Ivanovich got the most of what the Russian science and such progressive west European scientists and educators as Russo, Voltaire and Magendie could give.
In 1828 Nikolay Pirogov successfully graduated from the Moscow University and was sent to the city of Dorpat (now Tartu, Estonia) to study at Professor’s Institute and to prepare for professorship.
At the expose there are pictures, documents, photos, textbooks which were studied by medical students in the 19th century, sculptural portraits on N. Pirogov and his teachers.