Medical University Of Silesia

The Medical University Of Silesia is the largest medical school in Poland. It has been established on the 20th of March 1948. At First it was given the name Medical Academy and was placed in Rokitnica Bytomska.

Katowice is the main city of Upper Silesia - a historical part of poland. The first factories, such as ironworks, started to operate in the 19th century the whole area existedas a vast country: Katowice and Karbowo, Brynow and Bogucic estates. At that time numerous coal-mines and steelworks were established,for example, in 1804 one of the biggest steelworks, still active the Bidon steelwork was opened by the prince Hohenlohe together with the lrish engineer John Baidon. It was the first steelwork in the world wehere the domestic coke was burnt.

The capital of Lower Silesia, is rapidly catching the attention of tourists and businessmen alike. It was once describe as "the holy blossom, a beautiful gem among cities", and has alwyas been a bone of contention, changing hands many times throughout its long history. In the past, Wroclam has belonged to poles, Czechs, Austrians, Hungarians and Germans. The Faculty of Medicine is the oldest and the largest faculty of Wroclaw Medical University. It was the establishedon November 14, 1945, as one of six faculties of the University of Wroclaw and Technical University.The opening lecture was given by Ludwik Hirszfeld. The scientific staff consisted mainly of professors from the Kazimierz University in Lviv. The Wroclaw Medical university was established in 1950, consisting of the Faculty of medicine and the faculty of Pharmacy. Since then, 16,068 medical doctors and 4,715 dentists have graduated. On February 12,1958, the fiest open heart surgery in Poland was carried out by prof. Wiktor Bross at the Faculty of Medicine,who also on March 31,1966 performed the first kidney transplant from a living donor. These achievements were significant in European medicine.

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