A.L. Vertkin, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Chairman of the Department
of Therapy, Clinical Pharmacology and Ambulance
K.A. Pashkov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Chairman of the Department
of the History of Medicine A.V. Topolyanskiy, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor
Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry named after A.I. Evdokimov,
Moscow (Russian Federation)
The article is devoted to the 140th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian physician M.P. Konchalovsky, one of the leaders of the national clinical department of internal medicine. The basic stages of his life and career are described: emergence as a physician and scientist, working in the position of head of the hospital therapeutic clinic of the Moscow Higher Courses for Women and chair of the Faculty Therapeutic Clinic of Moscow University. Based on Konchalovsky’s memoirs, the article shows the role of the family in shaping his outlook and the role of his teachers – V.D. Shervinsky and L.E. Golubinin – in his becoming a physician and scientist. The themes of his scientific papers for congresses and conferences are addressed, reflecting their tremendous scientific value. Konchalovsky was interested in various fields of medicine. He successfully combined intensive medical and teaching work with social work. Based on the memoirs of his students, the characteristics of a born leader, a prominent physician and a wonderful teacher are revealed. An analysis of the professional and social work of Konchalovsky allows us to conclude that he possessed an amazing capacity for work, supported by a sense of responsibility for his work and love for the cause of his life – clinical medicine for internal diseases.
Keywords: history of medicine, internal medicine, therapy, M.P. Konchalovsky