Peter V. Postnikov( The First Russian doctor of medicine and philosophy.)
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Biography Peter V. Postnikov
His father, conscious of, apparently, the benefits of education, placed him in the Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy. Some at the service of a lawyer, Postnikov spring of 1692, Mr.. "to imyannomu great sovereign decree released from Moscow to Venice for the commission free of Potavinskuyu Academy of Sciences" (ie, University of Padua). In 1694, Mr.. Postnikov received a doctorate from the University of Medicine and Philosophy, a diploma issued to him implied the rave reviews about the talents, behavior and success of a young Russian scientist. Upon leaving the University Postnikov for the same favorite of "free science" visited "various neighboring states". However, in the field of medicine he was almost unable to apply their knowledge and training. Living in an era when the number of trained individuals was very low in all sectors of activity, Postnikov, respectively, the urgent needs of the state, is transformed from doctor to the diplomat, agent, translator. He was determined to serve in the embassy as a possession order, . than Russian, . Greek, . Latin, . French and Italian, . was sent to the embassy abroad, . where he stayed for about 7 years, . visit to Austria, . Holland, . England, . Italy and France, and performing various tasks for Russian plenipotentiary,
. In 1701, Mr.. he was given an honorary meeting, . for example meetings of prominent foreign doctors, . who came to serve in Russia, . and it was recorded in Dr. Aptekarskii order with a significant time for the salary of 500 rubles, . but with the obligation to translate "the embassy in order, . as happen, . Latin, . french, . Italian necessary letters ",
. Six months later he was again sent to Paris to unofficial agent "to report there the behaviors" and held in France for almost 9 years. In addition to his diplomatic duties, and preparation for the French Minister of Foreign Affairs of news on current affairs of Russia, . Postnikov engaged in recruiting doctors to the Russian service, and "gardeners" for the king's gardens, . purchase of drugs and the acquisition of foreign books on military land and sea to, . Technology, . Domestic, . custom residences, . and most of all - international, . civil, . military and the church "rights and codes of the surrounding states",
. Returning to Russia in 1710, . he remained in service at the embassy Order, . engaged on behalf of the Government and translations of foreign works, . died, . without having, . the words of his first biographer, . in this life rewards for works, . donations and exercises in the sciences ",
. Biography and a review of the Postnikov cm. y Aw. Tsvetaeva "The doctors in Moscow Russia and the first Russian doctor and a Richter's" History of medicine in Russia "(II, 321 - 323 and adding, 143 - 152). NV. Halyaev.