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vol. 60

Non Omnis Moriar
In memoriam of Professor Kazimierz Jaśkiewicz (1942-2009)

Ewa Iżycka-Świeszewska

Online publish date: 2010/01/06
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Proffessor Kazimierz Jaśkiewicz MD, PhD was born on 2 March 1942 in Lachowicze near Nowo-gródek (Lithuania). In 1959–1966, he studied medicine at the Medical Academy in Gdańsk where he obtained his medical degree in 1966. Already as a student he started scientific work. In 1970-1980, when working for the Department of Pathomorphology of the Medical Academy in Gdańsk, he conducted classes, carried out scientific work and trained to be an anatomopathologist. In 1976, on the grounds of his doctoral dissertation entitled Chronic Myocarditis Due to Infection by Coxsackie B3 Virus and Treatment Attempts he was awarded the degree of the Doctor of Medical Sciences, and then passed a specialization examination in pathomorphology.
In 1980, he left Poland; in 1980-1984, he was employed as a pathologist in the Research Laboratory in the Mont Park Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, and in 1984-1988, in the Monash National Research Institute for Nutritional Disease MRC, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, as a pathology scientific officer. In 1988-1995, he was an academic teacher and pathology consultant at the Department of Pathology, Cape Town University Medical School, Republic of South Africa, where he was awarded his Ph.D. degree in 1990 and the Associated Professor’s post in 1991.
In 1994, he returned to Poland and took up work in his home medical school at the Department of Pathomorphology of the Medical Academy in Gdańsk. In 1999, on the basis of the scientific output and habilitation dissertation entitled Esophageal Cancer in the Epidemiological, Etiopathogenetic, Cyto- and Histoclinical Aspect he was awarded a degree of the Doctor Habilitated in Medical Sciences in the field of pathomorphology. From 2002 he acted as the Head of the Chair and Department of Pathomorphology of the Gdańsk Medical University. In 2001-2006, he was also the Head of the Department of Pathology of the Medical Academy in Gdańsk Clinical Hospital. In 2005, he became a professor of the Medical Academy in Gdańsk, and a professor in 2008.
The scientific output of Professor Kazimierz Jaśkiewicz includes about 200 scientific articles, numerous convention reports and chapters in textbooks. This output is significant: it is of great practical importance and makes a creative and valuable contribution to the development of pathomorphology. The Professor’s scientific interests were wide, including cardiopathology, alimentary tract pathology,...

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