Alexander Zubritsky, Moscow, Russian Federation
Geogre V. Shor (23.04.1872–18.07.1948)
This work has the purpose to collect and systematize the biographical data for Professor G.V.Shor in accordance with the questionnaire I have developed. Born in St. Petersburg in family of postal official. Married. Spouse: Bogen-Shor (Petkovich) Olga Konstantinovna . Graduated from the gymnasium and the St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy with honors (1895); doctoral thesis on “Primary cancer of bronchi, lungs and pleura in relation to pathology” (1903). Pathologist in different hospitals of St. Petersburg; Head, Department of Pathology, 1st Leningrad Medical Institute; one of the founders of thanatology; Honored worker of science of the USSR (1933); Chairman of the officer of the Court of honor during naval service. Founded the first experimental laboratory for research on cancer; one of founders of Leningrad Society of Pathologists; proposed in autopsy method of full evisceration of internal organs and a comprehensive study without the disturbance of anatomical relations, the method for preservation of anatomical preparations, which consists in pre-conditioning liquid of Shor followed by putting them in hermetically sealed vessels simultaneously with creation of archive macropreparations (“Museum of Shor”), method of carrying out clinical-anatomic mapping and introduced residency for future pathologists. Research interests: Problems of thanatology, oncology, pathology equipment, etc. Author of over 70 scientific works, including main work “On human death, introduction to thanatology”. Distinctive trait: Man of crystal purity and honesty. Died in Leningrad on the 77th year of life from cardiovascular insufficiency due to obesity heart. Buried in Leningrad.
1. Shor George Vladimirovich // The Great Medical Encyclopedia / Ed. N.A.Semashko. – Moscow, 1928. – Vol. 35 – P.42 (in Russian).
2. Shor George Vladimirovich (23.04.1872–1948) // Who’s who in the pathological anatomy in Russia. Biographical Directory / Edited and compiled by A.N.Zubritsky. – Moscow: Center Astrea , 2015. – P.204–205 (in Russian).
3. Zubritsky, A.N. Who’s who in the pathological anatomy in Russia. Biographical Reference Book. Second edition, revised, corrected and augmented. – Moscow: Center Astrea, 2017. – 536 p (in Russian).
4. Zubritsky, A.N. Jubilee and memorable dates of Russian pathologists in four years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018). – Moscow: Center Astrea, 2018. – 760 p (in Russian).
(Zubritsky, Alexander. George Vladimirovich Shor – Russian pathologist, scientist and educator (23.04.1872–18.07.1948) // Virchows Arch. – 2019. – Vol.475. – E-PS-12-002. – Suppl.1.: S359–S360).