Grigore T. Popa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Grigore T. Popa

Romanian scientist, physician, commentator

Date of Birth: 01-May-1892

Place of Birth: Vaslui County, Romania

Date of Death: 18-Jul-1948

Profession: translator, university teacher, anatomist, diarist

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Grigore T. Popa

  • Grigore T.
  • Popa (sometimes Anglicized to Gregor T.
  • Popa; May 1, 1892 – July 18, 1948) was a Romanian physician and public intellectual.
  • Of lowly peasant origin, he managed to obtain a university education and become a professor at two of his country's leading universities.
  • An anatomist by specialty, Popa worked on popularizing modern science, reforming the medical and higher education systems, and, in war hospitals, as a decorated and publicly acclaimed practitioner.
  • His work in endocrinology and neuromorphology was valued abroad, while at home he helped train a generation of leading doctors. Ill-treated by successive fascist dictatorships, Popa adhered to moderate left-wing ideals and publicized them by means of his review, Însemnari Ie?ene.
  • He criticized Marxism as much as scientific racism, but condemned Romania's participation in the war against the Soviets, and, in 1944, joined a protest movement of high-profile academics.
  • During his final years, his anticommunism and his Christian democratic stances brought him into conflict with the authorities.
  • The Communist Romanian regime drove him out of his teaching position and harassed him until his death in middle age.
  • Upon the restoration of democracy, his alma mater and the school where he taught for much of his career was named in his honor.

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