As well as graduates and their tutors, the event was also attended by: Professor Mirosław Wielgoś, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw; Professor Mieczysław Szostek, President of the Association of Students of Warsaw Medicine and Pharmacy; Dr. Krzysztof Makuch – member of the District Chamber of Medicine in Warsaw, and Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz, who became director of the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) from 1 October 2018
All the guests were greeted by Dr. Irena Brydowska-Skórzewska – representative of the year, who has held this position since she began her studies in 1948 at the then-Faculty of Medicine of the University of Warsaw.
Dr. Irena Brydowska-Skórzewska presented Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz with a copy of Kronika (Chronicle) which she was donating to the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM). The chronicle contains archival materials, photographs and documents relating to activities during the 1948-1953 academic year, as well as of consecutive meetings of the graduates which have been held to the present day. The Museum of the History of Medicine also prepared a multimedia presentation for guests which consisted of photographs of the students and their contemporaries from the 1953 year group.
On 15 June 2018 an event took place in which graduates who had obtained their diplomas in 1958 from the Faculty of Medicine (now the Academy of Medicine) had their diplomas renewed after 60 years.
Sixty-two graduates participated in the event, as well as University authorities, including Professor Mirosław Wielgoś and the Dean of the first Faculty of Medicine, Professor Paweł Włodarski.
The invited guests were welcomed firstly by Professor Mieczysław Szostek, the organizer of the event. At the opening ceremony those who had sadly passed away and had therefore been denied the opportunity of attending this extraordinary event were also remembered; Professor Mieczysław Szostek invited those present to hold a minute’s silence in honour of those who could not be with them. Professor Mirosław Wielgoś then gave a speech. He thanked the jubilarians for coming on this beautiful day and congratulated them on their achievements and accomplishments on behalf of the University. He emphasized that the 1958 academic year group was without doubt exceptional and had forged many talented and gifted doctors who had gained fame.
After the official speeches, the protagonists of the event took a trip down memory lane: they watched multimedia presentations with historic photographs featuring both the academic staff and themselves from the time of their matriculation and medical studies. The photographs shown in the presentation come from the University archives, and also from the private collections of Professors Mieczysław Szostek and Zbigniew Miller.
The jubilarians received commemorative diplomas confirming that throughout all the years which had passed since their graduation from the Academy of Medicine in Warsaw, they had faithfully heeded the Hippocratic Oath and had become the pride of the Polish medical establishment.
Klaudia Wendycz – Press Office
The Long Night of Museums will take place on the ground floor and first floor of the Gallery of Temporary Exhibitions of the Museum of the History of Medicine at 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street (Library and Information Centre).
- History and development of Cardiology. – Sixty-fifth anniversary of the Faculty and Clinic of Cardiology at the Medical University of Warsaw. – Modern technologies in cardiology.
- Józef Polikarp Brudziński… Salus aegroti suprema lex esto (The well-being of the patient shall be the most important law)
- Centenary of the Faculty and Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Warsaw
- When human memory fades, stones continue to speak – Traces of the History of the Medical University of Warsaw on plaques and in sculpture.
You are cordially invited to attend!
Professor Dr. Hab. Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel, MD, Head of the Faculty and Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Warsaw and Professor Dr. Hab. Edward Towpik, MD, Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw
cordially invite you to a conference and exhibition devoted to:
the centenary of the opening of the Faculty and Department of Pharmacology,
which will be held under the patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw and Professor Dr. Hab. Jan Pachecek, Head of the Committee of Therapy and Drug Sciences Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2 February 2018 at 12 noon, in the Museum of the History of Medicine,
Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
63 Żwirki i Wigury Street
Professor Dr. Hab. Edward Towpik, MD, Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) and Professor Dr. Hab. Ewa Skrzypek, MD, School of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) cordially invite you to a seminar and opening of the exhibition:
JÓZEF POLIKARP BRUDZIŃSKI… SALUS AEGROTI SUPREMA LEX ESTO
under the Honorary Patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw on 18 December 2017 at 3.30 p.m. at the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street
Meeting devoted to Professor Wiktor Grzywo-Dąbrowski
Opening of the Conference – Professor Mieczysław Szostek, Professor Paweł Krajewski, Professor Edward Towpik
Speech by the Rector – Professor Mirosław Wielgoś
‘Professor Wiktor Grzywo-Dąbrowski – Our Tutor and Teacher’ – Dr. Małgorzata Brzozowska
‘Scientific activities of Professor Wiktor Grzywo-Dąbrowski’ – Professor Paweł Krajewski
Speeches by students and pupils
Rediscovered expert opinion of Professor W. Grzywo-Dąbrowski concerning the reason for the death of Colonel Lucjan Załęski of the Home Army – information from Professor Mieczysław Szostek
Meeting of colleagues in the Lecture Theatre of the Department of Forensic Medicine
at 1 W. Oczki Street on 20 April 2017, 1 p.m.
Professor Edward Towpik, Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
Professor Piotr Wroczyński, Dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty at the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
cordially invite you to a meeting:
JÓZEF CELIŃSKI (1779–1832) The Father of Pharmacy in Warsaw
On Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
63 Żwirki i Wigury Street