Kuliabko, Aleksei

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Kuliabko, Aleksei Aleksandrovich


Born Mar. 15 (27), 1866, in Omsk, died Aug. 6, 1930, in Moscow. Soviet physiologist.

Kuliabko graduated from the universities of St. Petersburg (1888), Tomsk (1893), Berlin, and Leipzig. He studied under I. M. Sechenov and F. V. Ovsiannikov. Between 1903 and 1924 he was a professor and head of the department of normal physiology at the University of Tomsk. In 1925 he came to the Clinical Institute in Moscow. His principal works concerned reviving isolated organs of animals and humans. Kuliabko was able to restore the heart activity of animals several days after they had died. He was the first to revive a human heart 20 hours after death (in 1902). In experiments on an isolated fish head Kuliabko was able to restore the vital functions of the brain for two to three hours and sometimes longer.


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