All-Union Society of Helminthologists

All-Union Society of Helminthologists

 

a scientific and public organization of Soviet helminthologists. It was formed in 1940 under the Academy of Sciences of the USSR on the basis of the Permanent Commission for the Study of Helminth Fauna of the USSR, which was created on the initiative of K. I. Skriabin, the permanent president of the society, in 1922. In 1970 more than 2,000 helminthologists (physicians, veterinarians, biologists, and agronomists) were members of the society.

The All-Union Society of Helminthologists has divisions in several Union republics and large cities of the USSR. It conducts a great deal of scientific and educational work (lectures, discussions, broadcasts, and the publication of popular brochures and posters). The divisions and members of the society participate in the organization and implementation of anthelminthic measures. Conferences of the society are held regularly, not less than once every two years. Since 1957 the society has published materials of conferences, collections of works on helminthology, and individual monographs written by members of the society.

V. G. GAGARIN

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