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Year 2012 Vol. 20 No 1

HISTORY OF SURGERY

YU.S. NEBYLITSIN, N.V. RASENOK

THE DUEL OF ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN. MEDICAL ASPECTS

EE Vitebsk State Medical University,
the Republic of Belarus

Clinical manifestations, course and treatment of the wound of a famous Russian poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin which was the result of his duel with Zh.Sh. Dantes are viewed in the article. Absence of a doctor in the place of this duel can be explained not only by the haste in which the duel was being prepared but also by unwillingness to increase the number of people who would have been involved in these malpractices. Despite the fact that the most prominent physicians of the time were at the bedside of the wounded poet, they didnt give any hope for his recovery as the wound was fatal. Besides, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin lived in quite different time and it was practically impossible to save the life of this genius poet taking into account the level of medicine development which was in the 30-s years of the XIX century.

Keywords: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, duel, aid rendering, death of the poet
p. 3 9 of the original issue
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Address for correspondence:
210023, Respublika Belarus', g. Vitebsk, pr. Frunze, d. 27, UO Vitebskii gosudarstvennyi meditsinskii universitet, kafedra obshchei khirurgii,
e-mail: nebylicin.uravgm@mail.ru,
Nebylitsin Yurii Stanislavovic
Information about the authors:
Nebylitsin Yu.S., Candidate of medical sciences, associate professor of the chair of general surgery of EE Vitebsk State Medical University
Rasenok N.V., the 5th year student of the medical faculty of EE Vitebsk State Medical University.
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