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Professor Jerzy Bowszyc, Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, is dead

Wojciech Silny

Postep Derm Alergol 2014; XXXI, 3: 125–126
Online publish date: 2014/06/13
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing away of the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, great humanist, outstanding scholar and clinician respected by Polish and foreign dermatologists – professor Jerzy Bowszyc on 10 March 2014.
Professor Bowszyc was born on 25 March 1932 in Vilnius in a family of teachers. He was raised in a religious and patriotic household. In 1945, together with his parents, he repatriated to Poland. In 1955, he obtained a medical diploma from the Medical University in Gdansk. In 1962, he became a specialist in dermatology and venereology, in 1962 he defended his doctoral dissertation, and then in 1976 he received a postdoctoral degree. In 1983, he was appointed extraordinary professor and in 1989, he became a full professor.
In his scientific interests and work the Professor focused mainly on sexually transmitted diseases, eczema, immunopathology as well as cryotherapy and Roentgen therapy. The Professor was involved in epidemiology, pathomechanism and diagnosis of syphilis. He took note of a great role of the cellular and humoral response in the pathomechanism of that disease and presented various treatment methods and assessed their efficacy during long-term observations. These papers were very popular among readers. The Professor was also interested in allergic diseases of the skin, for example contact dermatitis, urticaria and drug eruptions. He devoted a series of papers to penicillin, allergic and non-allergic reactions after penicillin administrationand methods of in vitro diagnosing hypersensitivity to drugs. Professor Bowszyc’s publications covered a variety of topics starting from clinical experiment works to highly valued handbooks, monographs, textbooks, review articles, reviews and translations.
His scientific and clinical activity can be divided to two periods. In the first period professor Bowszyc was related with the Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases in Gdansk, where under the guidance of a well-known scientist and clinician – professor Franciszek Miedziński – he learnt and thoroughly studied the arcana of dermatology and venereology and got to know his research techniques. Further intensive research work and improvement of his techniques resulted in a lot of research papers on immunopathology of skin diseases. Year 1977 marked the end of the first period of...


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