Grigorii Roskin

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Roskin, Grigorii Iosifovich


Born July 12 (24), 1892, in Vitebsk; died Mar. 16, 1964, in Moscow. Soviet cytologist and histologist.

In 1912, Roskin graduated from Moscow University. He joined the university’s staff in 1913 and was head of the sub-department of cytology and histology from 1930. His principal works were on comparative cytology (especially of smooth muscles), protozoan structure and metabolism, and various nerve and cancer cells. Roskin wrote many works with N. G. Kliueva on the biotherapy of cancer. Roskin was one of the founders of functional cytochemistry.


Mikroskopicheskaia tekhnika. Moscow, 1946.
Biotherapy of Malignant Tumours. Oxford, 1963.


Levinson, L. B. “K semidesiatiletiiu professora G. I. Roskina.” Tsitologiia, 1963, vol. 5, no. 3.
Kalinnikova, V. D. “G. I. Roskin.” In Ocherki zhizni i deiatel’nostigistologov i anatomov Moskvy. Moscow, 1967.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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