Acta Med. 1998, 41: 35-43

Where from and Where to does the Medical Biology March or History of the Biology Department of the Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové

Miroslav Červinkaa, František Bartoš, Vladimír Půža

aDepartment of Biology, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine, Šimkova 870, 500 01 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

When I was invited to assemble the detailed history of Biology Department of our Faculty I went for it under the condition that this achievement would represent the result of a team endeavour where also personal observers would render account of the events witnessed by themselves. That is why I addressed Professor Půža and Professor Bartoš. The memories of these two persons thus also represent a part of this publication. Nevertheless, it turned out that neither their memories were able to cover the earliest period of time shortly after the establishment of our Faculty. Searching had to be spread further more. I was then able to gather quite valuable information concerning the very beginnings of Biology in Hradec Králové from Professor Klen and Professor Fingerland, and also from Mgr. Plášilová and Dr. Panoušek. I want to express my gratitude to all those mentioned above as they considerably helped me to fill in the gaps in the history knowledge of mine. Also the historical photographs carefully stored in the archives of Biology Department proved to be valuable and helpful, as well. Author of most of them had been Professor Srb who also deserves my sincere thanks. I dare to hope that our mutual efforts were thus able to create relatively an objective picture illustrating the history of Department of Biology of the Medical Faculty in Hradec Králové.


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