Famous Polish Scientists

Antoni Tomasz Jurasz

(1882 – 1961) accomplished surgeon who created new surgical techniques and treatment protocols for cholelithiasis, purulent peritonitis, tumors and other esophageal diseases, and for the Basedow disease; and he also improved the surgical treatment protocols for pancreatic cysts and cardio-spasms. During World War II he served as the dean of the Polish School of Medicine in Edinburgh that educated over 200 Polish physicians in exile, and later was the director of the Department of Surgery and the head of the Polish Hospital in Edinburgh.