Almost 12.000 Romanian doctors choose to cross its borders in search of medical systems in which merit is recognized and rewarded them accordingly.
Romanian doctors are very good, according to countries that import Romanian human resources for healthcare systems.
Among the famous names who had an important contribution in world’s history of medicine there are a lot of personalities of Romanian origin.
Viruses and bacterias
Victor Babes was a physician, biologist and one of the earliest bacteriologists. He made a significant contributions to the study of rabies, leprosy, diphtheria, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Victor Babes wrote the first Treaty of Bacteriology in the world.
Considered not only the founder of modern medicine in Romania, but also a great scientist of the medical world who studied medicine in Budapest and Vienna, Victor Babes is a scholar who has made a substantial contribution to the creation of modern microbiology.
We also have to remember the great Dr. Ioan Cantacuzino (1863-1934), who invented a method of anticholera vaccination (called “Cantacuzino method“). Appreciated by specialized international bodies, this method is used today in countries where cases of cholera still signal.
Also thanks to Ioan Cantacuzino, Romania was the second country in the world, after France, which introduced, in 1926, BCG (“Bacille Calmette-Guerin“), prophylactic vaccination of newborns against tuberculosis.
Stepping on another sector of medicine, we can talk about Dr. Gheorghe Marinescu, the man who brought the world the remarkable results in the treatment of general paralysis. Marinescu has over 1,000 valuable publications which brought an important contribution in the field of modern neurology to the medical world. And the whole picture of this great doctor, here’s a quote from his will:
“No flowers, no speech. Those who loved me shall utilize the money for poor children, and good words to encourage the suffering ones… “.
Also in the neuroscience field, Prof. Stefania Calomfirescu Cory received the gold medal of the millennium from the Cambridge University (January 2001), being chosen also as a member in the Board of the prestigious British institution. Author of 8 Neurology treaties and Head of the Neurology Clinic of Cluj-Napoca, she is the first doctor in the world who wrote a treatise on cerebral edema.
Discovery of insulin
In 1921, Romanian Nicolae Paulescu discovered insulin. There is no need to enumerate the reasons that make this one of the most valuable discovery for mankind, because we all know that the number of diabetics is very high. They can not live without the insulin dose. But because Paulescu was a virulent anti-Mason, Nobel Prize was given to Canadian F. Banting and JRJ McLeod for this discovery.
Life without age
In 1952 was founded the National Institute of Geriatrics ”Dr. Ana Aslan “, the first institute of geriatrics in the world, a model for developed countries through research and clinical care. “Ana Aslan” has, annually, thousands of patients. Aslan therapy effects of aging were obvious from the beginning, bringing to the institute patients with famous names: Tito, de Gaulle, Pinochet, Chaplin, Claudia Cardinale, princesses and directors of the world’s largest banks.
The first medicine book in Romania
Martinus de Lange (1753-1792) cared for patients from Brasov County all three seats. His work “Historia icterorum epidemicorum” (1791) is the landmark in the history of Romanian medicine because it is the first clinical description and analysis of medical literature of an epidemic of hepatitis observed in 1784 in Brasov.
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