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Tadeusz Krwawicz - wybitny okulista i uczony polski (1910-1988)

Tadeusz Krwawicz - Distinguished Ophthalmologist and Polish Scientist (1910-1988)

Anna Skłodowska, Jerzy Szaflik

Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki II Wydziału Lekarskiego Akademii Medycznej w Warszawie Samodzielny Publiczny Kliniczny Szpital Okulistyczny w Warszawie Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Jerzy Szaflik


Summary: Tadeusz Krwawicz (1910-1988)| is a word famous Polish ophthalmologist. After graduating from Medical Academy in Lwów he gained first experience in Department of Ophthalmology with professor Adam Bednarski. He was mobilized in 1944 and was ordered to go to Lublin. After the world war II he worked as a lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology of Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medical University. In 1948 he started organizing ophthalmology department as its head. In 1951 he became an associate professor and then in 1957 professor. He also worked intensely as a doctor, lecturer and scientist. Tadeusz Krwawicz was interested in experienced surgery, immunology, histology as well as biochemistry of the ocular tissues especially cornea. He was one of the first ophthalmologist in Poland who dealt with keratoplasty and refractive surgery. One of his inventions was also lamellar keratoplasty as well as inventing myopia surgical treatment technique. The real revolution however in the world of ophthalmology was inventing a new method in the treatment of diseases associated with cataract cryoextraction. Krwawicz was a member of Polish and international societies. He worked as a practitioner to the end of his life. He died on August 17th 1988.


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