Famous Polish Scientists

Jędrzej Śniadecki

(1768 – 1838) was the first in the world to identify the method for treating rickets with sunlight exposure. Also, based on his study of clinical death he published a textbook on resuscitation and reanimation methods with the use of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, tracheotomy, and electric stimulation to revive the heart and lungs. His breakthrough work The Theory of Organic Beings covered metabolism and its chemistry by explaining the role of a fixed group of elements necessary for the formation of organic matter and for sustaining life functions.