Alexander A. Bogomolets

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Alexander A. Bogomolets
Alexander and Oleg Bogomolets.jpg
Alexander Bogomolets with his son Oleg
Born 24 May 1881
Kiev, Russian Empire
Died 19 July 1946(1946-07-19) (aged 65)
Kiev, Soviet Union
Citizenship Soviet Union
Fields pathophysiology
Alma mater Novorossiysky University
Known for President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1930–1946)

Alexander Alexandrovich Bogomolets (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Богомо́лец, Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Олекса́ндрович Богомо́лець/Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Bohomolets; 24 May 1881 – 19 July 1946) was a Ukrainian pathophysiologist.

His father was the physician and revolutionary Alexander M. Bogomolets (1850–1935).

He was president of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and director of the Institute of Physiology in Kiev. His laboratories were located in Georgia, where he had a permanent research unit attached to the Academy of Sciences (1937). This was made possible by Stalin, who wanted members of the Experimental Institute to study the extension of life expectancy.[1] He developed antireticular cytotoxic serum.[2]

Honours and awards


  • The Prolongation of Life, by Alexander A. Bogomolets. Translated by Peter V. Karpovich, M.D., and Sonia Bleeker, Bogomolets, O. O. (Oleksandr Oleksandrovych), 1881–1946, New York, Essential Books, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc. [1946]


  1. Medvedev, Zhores A. and Dahrendorf, Ellen (2005) The Unknown Stalin, I.B.Tauris, ISBN 1-85043-980-X
  2. Ilfeld, Frederic W. (May 1948). "Antireticular Cytotoxic Serum: A Review". J Natl Med Assoc. 40 (3): 116–119. PMC 2616100. PMID 18858684.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Preceded by
Danylo Zabolotny
President of NANU
Succeeded by
Oleksandr Palladin