F. F. MERING (1822–1887) – PROFESSOR OF STATE MEDICAL SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. VLADIMIR

Keywords: F. F. Mering, the University of St. Vladimir, Department of Medical Science

Abstract

Introduction. Fedir Fedorovych (Georg-Friedrich Friedrichovych) Mering was one of the leading specialists in internal medicine in the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th century. However, his scientific career started not at the Therapeutic Department, but at the Department of State Medical Science. Our analysis of the literature showed that not all stages of F. F. Mering's life were equally well explored. The objective of this article, first of all, was to focus on the coverage of this period in the biography of a prominent Kyivan professor-therapist of the second half of the 19th century. To do this, we will use new historical sources: published and archival ones (such as the curriculum vitae of F. F. Mering).

Results. From September 1/13, 1853, F. F. Mering as an adjunct headed the Department of State Medical Science at the University of St. Vladimir, and from November 4/16, 1854 till December 13/25, 1857, he worked as an extraordinary professor at this department. At the Department of State Medical Science, F. F. Mering lectured on the following subjects: 1) forensic medicine; 2) medical police; 3) hygiene; and 4) the doctrine of epizootic diseases. At the same time, Prof. Mering started lecturing on the history of medicine (since 1854). In addition, from May 31/June 12, 1855, he was in charge of the therapeutic hospital clinic at the Kyiv Military Hospital; in connection with this, on January 29/February 10, 1856, he was appointed junior intern at this hospital. In connection with the relocation of Prof. Mering to the Department of Special Pathology and Therapy in 1857, F. F. Erhardt took the place of an adjunct, and since 1859, the latter was the last extraordinary professor at the department. During these years and until the end of the 1860–61 academic year, Prof. Mering continued lecturing on medical police and hygiene, and F. F. Erhardt gave lectures on forensic medicine.

Author Biography

Yuriy K. Vasyliev, Department of Public Health, Medical Institute, Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine

PhD in Medicine, Associate Professor

Department of Public Health, Medical Institute of SSU, Sumy, Ukraine

Е-mail: y.vasilyev@med.sumdu.edu.ua, tel. +380994480002

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Published
2022-03-29
How to Cite
Yuriy K. Vasyliev. (2022). F. F. MERING (1822–1887) – PROFESSOR OF STATE MEDICAL SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. VLADIMIR. Eastern Ukrainian Medical Journal, 10(1), 109-115. https://doi.org/10.21272/eumj.2022;10(1):109-115