The Haemimont Foundation is proud to have participated in financing the printing and publication of Academician Dr. N. I. Pirogov, A Legend in Surgery. The book presents a rich visual overview of the life and achievements of the internationally renowned Russian doctor and scientist, Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov, MD (1810–1881). Dr. Pirogov is considered to be the father of field surgery. He was one of the first European surgeons to use ether as an anesthetic and the first to use anesthesia in a field operation (1847). During his celebrated career, Dr. Pirogov introduced numerous innovations to trauma medicine, which continue to be used today.
Published in 2014 by FIL Ltd. as part of its “Centuries Posts Traditions” edition-de-luxe series, Academician Dr. N.I Pirogov, A Legend in Surgery was authored by Prof. Dimitar Radenovski, MD, PhD and Boris Kalinkov. Dr. Radenovski is a member of the Board of Directors of Pirogov Hospital, one of the largest emergency surgery centers in the Balkans, and was until recently the hospital’s Executive Director. An abdominal-thoracic surgeon by training, he is a recognized expert in the field of emergency medicine. Dr. Radenovski is in the process of establishing a Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical University–Sofia.