Fonds MS-13-62, SF Box 78, Folder 7 - Boris Petrovich Babkin fonds

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Boris Petrovich Babkin fonds

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MS-13-62, SF Box 78, Folder 7

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  • 1934 (Creation)

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13 pages

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Dr. Babkin was born in Kursk, Russia in 1877. In 1901, he continued his education with post-graduate studies at the Military-Medical Academy in St. Petersburg. During this time he studied under Ivan P. Pavlov, working in his laboratory at the Institute of Experimental Medicine.

While studying Medical History and Physiology, Dr. Babkin worked under Pavlov until 1912. At this time, he was appointed Chair of Animal Physiology at the Agricultural Institute of Novo Alexandria. In 1915, he was appointed Professor of Physiology at the University of Odessa.

Due to political reasons, he left Russia in 1922 for London and later continued on to North America. He was appointed Professor of Physiology at Dalhousie University in 1924 and remained on staff until 1928. Dr. Babkin accepted the appointment of Research Professor of Physiology at McGill University in 1928 and held this position until 1946. During his tenure, he was Department Chair (1940-1941) and Research Fellow of Physiology (1942-1947). In 1946, he was associated with the Montreal Neurological Institute and was a Research Fellow of Neurology at McGill. The year before his death in 1950, the American Gastroenterological Association awarded him the Julius Friedenwal Medal.

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Accession 44-94. The records were donated by Glenn Carlson and Elizabeth Sutherland in 1994.

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Fonds consists of a manuscript entitled "How I Came to Dalhousie."

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Boris Petrovich Babkin fonds, MS-13-62, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • Box: SF Box 78