Aleksandr Limberg

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Limberg, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich


Born Jan. 12 (24), 1894, in St. Petersburg. Soviet surgeon and stomatologist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR (1945). Son of A. K. Limberg.

Limberg graduated from the Military Medical Academy in 1919. In 1924 he became head of the subdepartment of stomatology at the Second Leningrad Medical Institute and of the maxillofacial department at the Leningrad Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics. Simultaneously, in 1935, he organized and became chief of the subdepartment of maxillofacial surgery at the Leningrad Institute for the Advanced Training of Physicians, head of the subdepartment of surgical stomatology at the Leningrad Stomatological Institute (1946–56), and professor of maxillofacial surgery and stomatology at the Leningrad Pediatrics Institute (1943–45).

Limberg was the first in the USSR to describe a modern method of splinting fractures of the jaw (1927). He developed a number of methods of taking, transplanting, and using pedicle grafts for facial defects and maxillary ankyloses and in rhinoplasty. He proposed and used original methods of mandibular osteoplasty and surgery for harelip and cleft palate.

Limberg was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1948 for his monograph The Mathematical Bases of Local Plastic Surgery on the Surface of the Human Body. He has been awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.


“A. A. Limberg (k 70-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia).” Stomatologiia, 1964, no. 4, p. 108.


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