The Novosibirsk State Medical Institute was founded within the Tomsk Institute of Postgraduate Education in 1935, and renamed the State Medical Academy in 1999. Prof A. Triumfov – a pupil of the famous Russian scientist Prof V. Bechterev – was invited to come from Saint Petersburg to found the Neurological School, and was head of the Neurology Department for 4 years. From 1940 to 1970 the Department was headed by Prof D. Kuimov – a pupil of the outstanding neurologist Prof A. Kojevnikov from the large neurology school in Moscow. In 1970 the management of the Neurological Department was handed over to his student Prof A. Ierusalimsky, who is still a respected Professor of the Department of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery and head of the Novosibirsk Neurology School.
In the pre-war years, the Department of Neurology did not have any well-defined scientific direction. At the time of World War II a military hospital
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