Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine
2018, vol. 27, nr 3, March, p. 423–427
Publication type: review article
In memory of professor Czesław Niżankowski, Head of the Department of Anatomy, Wroclaw Medical University
1 Department of Anatomy, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
2 Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Opole University of Technology , Poland
3 Department of General Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Wroclaw Medical University , Poland
Professor Czesław Niżankowski was an academic teacher and researcher at several universities; head of the Department of Anatomy at Wroclaw Medical University (1966–1982); and head of the Department of Biological Sciences at the Wrocław School of Physical Education (since 1972 University School of Physical Education in Wrocław), as well as the chancellor there. He contributed greatly to the development of morphological sciences, supervising many doctoral and post-doctoral works. He dedicated considerable time to the preparation of anatomical specimens of lungs, hearts and organs of the gastrointestinal tract. At the Museum of Anatomy, there are over 100 specimens of lungs prepared using the forced air technique improved by Professor Niżankowski, along with specimens of the bronchial tree and vascular system prepared using a corrosive technique. Professor Niżankowski was an active member of scientific societies in Wrocław and in other cities in Poland. For his accomplishments, he received a number of ministerial and state awards, including the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and was granted an honorary doctorate by Wroclaw Medical University.
Czesław Niżankowski, history of anatomy, Polish medical universities, Department of Anatomy
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