Evgenii Vladimirovich Shmidt

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Shmidt, Evgenii Vladimirovich


Born Dec. 7 (20), 1905, in St. Petersburg. Soviet neuropathologist. Academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR (1963). Hero of Socialist Labor (1975).

Shmidt graduated from the medical faculty of Moscow University in 1929 and then worked in E. K. Sepp’s clinic. He became deputy director of the Scientific Research Institute of Neurology of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR in 1949 and the institute’s director in 1967. His principal works deal primarily with vascular diseases of the nervous system (origin, mechanisms of development, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders involving the major arteries of the head), neuro-oncology, and neurotraumatology. He founded a school of angioneurologists.

Shmidt is honorary chairman of the All-Union Society of Neuropathologists and Psychiatrists (from 1975). He is an honorary member of medical societies in Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, the United States, and France. He received the State Prize of the USSR in 1971. He has been awarded two orders of Lenin, three other orders, and several medals.


Nervnye bolezni, 5th ed. Moscow, 1954. (Coauthor.)
Angioretikuloma golovnogo mozga. Moscow, 1955.
Stenoz i tromboz sonnykh arterii i narusheniia mozgovogo krovoobrashcheniia. Moscow, 1963.
Sosudistye zabolevaniia golovnogo i spinnogo mozga. Moscow, 1976. (Coauthor.)


“E. V. Shmidt.” Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii im. S. S. Korsakova, 1975, no. 12.


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