O.B. Bokareva, Chief keeper of funds of the Museum of the History of Medicine
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow (Russian Federation)
The article draws on material from M.P. Konchalovsky’s personal archive, donated in 1991 as a gift by Konchalovsky’s grandson to the Museum of the History of Medicine at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. The archive contains 330 items, among which a large part consists of photographs, letters and reprints of articles of Konchalovsky – the main body of the works is signed by the scientist. On the basis of the surviving sources, the key milestones of the life and career of Konchalovsky are outlined. The first period (1875–1917) was the formative stage of Konchalovsky becoming a therapist, during his training and work under the guidance of Professor V.D. Shervinsky. The second period (1918–1929) is related to his work as chairman at the Department of Hospital Therapy of the Faculty of Medicine of The 2nd Moscow Medical University (former Moscow Higher Courses for Women). This is the beginning of Konchalovsky and his students’ research on the major issues of domestic medicine. The third period (1929–1942) was formative for main theoretical views and practical results. This stage is associated with the development of the clinical therapeutic school, continuing the tradition of the Shervinsky-Golubinin school. Professor Konchalovsky headed the department of faculty therapy, was the Director of the Faculty Therapeutic Clinic of The 1st Moscow State University (from 1930 – The 1st Moscow Medical Institute, from 1940 – The 1st Moscow Order of Lenin Medical Institute). The article also presents material from the memorial archives Konchalovsky’s colleagues.
Keywords: M.P. Konchalovsky, personal fund, the Museum of History of Medicine at the I.M. Sechenov First MSMU, faculty therapeutic clinic, the physiological direction