Born Mar. 19, 1868, in Vagszerdahely; died Sept. 7, 1952, in Budapest. Hungarian scientist in veterinary medicine; corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1918.
In 1892, Marek graduated from the higher school of veterinary science in Budapest, and in 1898 from the philosophy faculty of the University of Bern. In 1892 he became assistant to F. Hutyra, and from 1898 professor and later director of the higher school of veterinary science in Budapest. Marek was the first to describe a number of infectious diseases of animals. He studied the pathogenesis of rickets and osteomalacia and established the role of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins in fodder rations. In the 1940’s he concentrated on the study of viral diseases in animals. Marek attained fame for the multivolume manual on the pathology and therapy of domestic animals which he coauthored with Hutyra and which was translated into many languages, including Russian in 1910. He held honorary doctorates from a number of foreign universities. He was awarded the Kossuth Prize in 1949.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
Chastnaia patologiia i terapiia domashnikh zhivotnykh. , vols. 1-4. Moscow, 1961-63. (With others.)