the central medical publishing house of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Publishing, Printing, and the Book Trade.

Meditsina was founded in November 1918 as the publications section of the People’s Commissariat for Public Health of the RSFSR. It was named Gosmedizdat of the State Commissariat for Public Health of the RSFSR in 1928 and renamed Medgiz (part of the OGIZ system—the Unified State Publishing House) in 1931. In 1937 it was renamed Medgiz Publishing House of the People’s Commissariat for Public Health of the USSR. It has been called Meditsina Publishing House since 1963.

Meditsina Publishing House puts out textbooks, reference books, atlases, scientific literature, mass publications for medical workers, translations of foreign medical works, literature on the medical industry, and popular science publications. In 1972 it published 478 titles (books and pamphlets; 11.6 million copies, or 146.3 million printed sheets). It also publishes 52 medical journals and three journals (in translation) of the World Health Organization, with a total annual circulation of 21.2 million. The Chief Book Editorial Staff and specialized groups under it prepare the medical books for publication. Meditsina has a branch in Leningrad. The Editorial and Publishing Council and its professional sections, which include medical specialists working gratis on a voluntary basis, function as part of the publishing house. Meditsina maintains regular contacts with medical publishing houses in the socialist countries.


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"First Theses of Women Physicians, Graduates of Petersburg Medical Institute for Women," Sovetskaia Meditsina 9: 150-156.
Department of Infectious Diseases, Semey Kalasy Memlekettik Meditsina University Ringgold Standard Institution, Semey, Kazakhstan
Shal'nova et al., "Ultrasound parameters of carotid and femoral atherosclerosis in patients with coronary heart disease," Profilakticheskaya Meditsina, vol.
Sinyak, "The influence of the water with different isotope content on the endothelial cells proliferation activity in vitro," Aviakosmicheskaya I ekologicheskaya meditsina, vol.
Plinokosova, "Arrhythmia in patients with chronic heart insufficiency and type 2 diabetes mellitus," Klinicheskaia Meditsina, vol.
Promow, "Skorobozamow E, Primary melanoma of the gallbladder," Klinicheskaia Meditsina, pp.
Arion, "Systemic manifestations of primary sclerosing cholangitis," Klinicheskaia Meditsina, vol.
Leonova, "Neurological syndromes associated with homocystein dismetabolism," Klinicheskaia Meditsina, vol.
Levshenko, "Healing of suppurative wounds during treatment with proteolytic enzymes of bacterial origin," Sovetskaia Meditsina, vol.
Gol'dberg, and et al., "Chronic bronchitis: participation of red cells in the pathologic process," Klinicheskaia Meditsina, vol.
Antropov, "Clinical and hygiene assessment of the combined effect on the body of vibration and fluorine," Meditsina Truda i Promyshlennaya Ekologiya, vol.
Buravkova, "Oxidative stress resistance of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells cultivated under different oxygen tension," Aviakosmicheskaya i Ekologicheskaya Meditsina, vol.