Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov
Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov (Russian: Алексе́й Ива́нович Абрико́сов) (January 18, 1875 – April 9, 1955) was a Russian/Soviet pathologist, full member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (since 1939) and Soviet Academy of Medical Sciences (since 1944).
He published a lot of works about pathological morphology of tuberculosis and tumors. One benign neuroectodermal tumor, described by Abrikosov as "myoblastomyoma", was named "Abrikosov's tumor". Also, he was author of fundamental multivolume handbook in special pathology.
Abrikosov is thought to be one of the prototypes of Professor Persikov, the principal character of the story Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov (in Russian, "abrikos" means "apricot", "persik" means "peach").
Honours and awards
- Stalin Prize, first class (1942) - for scientific study "Private pathological anatomy. Part II: The heart and blood vessels", published in late 1940.
- Two Orders of Lenin
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour
- Hero of Socialist Labour (1945)
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