Tashkent Medical Institute

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tashkent Medical Institute


an institute founded in 1935 as a successor to the department of medicine of the Middle Asian University. In 1975 the institute had departments of internal medicine, sanitation and hygiene, and stomatology. It had a preparatory division, a division of graduate studies, 67 subde-partments offering courses in theoretical subjects and clinical practice, 36 clinics, a central scientific research laboratory, and two laboratories for special projects. The institute also had five educational museums and a library with 700,000 holdings. In 1972 the institute’s department of pediatrics became the independent Middle Asian Institute of Pediatrics.

In the 1975–76 academic year the institute had 6,500 students, including students from 18 foreign countries. There were approximately 800 instructors, including six academicians and corresponding members of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR and the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR, 70 professors and doctors of sciences, and 470 docents and candidates of sciences. The institute grants the degrees of doctor of sciences and candidate of sciences. Since 1935 it has published collections of scientific and scholarly transactions. It has trained approximately 25,000 physicians since its founding. The institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor in 1972.


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