Nikolai Vereshchagin

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:482

Neurologist who introduced computed tomography to the former Soviet Union

Professor Nikolai Viktorovich Vereshchagin pioneered the use of computed tomography in the Soviet Union to study neurological disorders (especially stroke). In 1979, when he was deputy director of the Institute of Neurology at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, he installed there a computed tomographic scanner made by the British company EMI, the first such scanner in the country. …

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