Lavdovskii, Mikhail Dormidontovich

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Lavdovskii, Mikhail Dormidontovich


Born Dec. 29, 1846 (Jan. 10, 1847), in Tbilisi; died Dec. 22, 1902 (Jan. 4, 1903), in St. Petersburg. Russian histologist.

Lavdovskii was given a teaching position with the Medical and Surgical Academy in St. Petersburg (now the Military Medical Academy) upon his graduation there in 1870. He was given a professorship in 1895. Lavdovskii was one of the founders of comparative histology and microphysiology in Russia. He described the fine structure of the auditory nerve-ending apparatus and the nerve endings of various other organs. He traced the development of a number of elements of the nervous system and studied the structure and function of the formed elements of the blood (leucocytes, erythrocytes, and blood platelets). He devised a silver chromate impregnation method. He took a position asserting the biological completeness of the cells formed by direct division.


Osnovaniia k izucheniiu mikroskopicheskoi anatomii cheloveka i zhivotnykh, vols. 1–2. St. Petersburg, 1887–88. (Coauthor.)


Fel’dman, N. G. M. D. Lavdovskii, 1847–1902. Moscow, 1956. (Contains a bibliography.)
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