ROSTOV-ON-DON, October 1 – Novosti. The monument to the Soviet microbiologist and epidemiologist, under whose leadership domestic penicillin was created, Zinaida Yermolyeva was solemnly opened on Saturday in Rostov-on-Don, a Novosti correspondent reports from the scene.
The first monument in Russia to Yermolyeva by People’s Artist of Russia Salavat Shcherbakov was installed in the May 1 Park of Culture and Leisure, next to the Rostov State Medical University.
Architectural and artistic project of the monument to the Soviet microbiologist and epidemiologist Zinaida Yermolyeva
“It is symbolic that the monument was erected in Rostov-on-Don, the city where Yermolyeva achieved her first scientific successes… The opening of the monument is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the formation of the sanitary and epidemiological service of Russia and the upcoming 125th anniversary of the birth of Yermolyeva,” she read Head of Rospotrebnadzor of Russia Anna Popova greeting telegram of Russian President Vladimir Putin . Popova added that the monograph “Zinaida Ermolyeva. Science and Life” had been published by that date.
Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky noted that Yermolyeva was not a great commander, did not command the fronts, but she became an outstanding doctor and a great scientist who invented penicillin and many other medicines. “People like her are the salt of the Russian land. The opening of the monument now is triple symbolic,” Medinsky said.
The governor of the Rostov region , Vasily Golubev , added that thanks to Yermolyeva, millions of lives were saved. “In September, I signed a document on the assignment of the Yermolyeva name to the Don Infectious Disease Center,” Golubev said.
Ermolyeva – Soviet epidemiologist, microbiologist, pioneer of modern antimicrobial therapy. Works on this problem were of great importance for world science and practice, and her name is inextricably linked with the creation of the first domestic penicillin and the formation of the whole science of antibiotics. During the Great Patriotic War, she saved hundreds of thousands of lives, fighting cholera and many other diseases.
She was awarded two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of the Badge of Honor. She is the author of more than 500 scientific papers and six monographs. Under her leadership, about 180 theses were prepared and defended, including 34 doctoral ones.
September 15, 04:01State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service