On March 19, a stamp dedicated to the 100th Birth Anniversary of urologist N. Lopatkin was put into postal circulation

Nikolai Lopatkin (1924-2013) was an outstanding Russian scientist, the originator of Russian urology and nephrologist, a graduate of the 2nd Moscow Medical Institute, the founder and the Head of the Research Institute of Urology, an Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, a Hero of Socialist Labor. He headed the Urology Department of the 2nd Order of Lenin Moscow Medical Institute in 1968-1991, was a Doctor of Medical Sciences (1959), a Professor (1964), an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation (1998). He was a Laureate of the USSR State Prize (1971, 1984, 1990), and the Prize of the USSR Council of Ministers (1981).

Nikolai Lopatkin (1924-2013) was borne on February 18 of 1924 in Moscow in the family of a doctor. In 1947, he graduated from the 2nd Moscow Medical Institute. In the 1950-1962s, he was an assistant and associate professor at the Department of Urology. In 1953, he defended a thesis for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences themed Penicillin Penetration through Pleural Laminae, and in 1959, a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences entitled Renal Angiography. Since 1962, Nikolai Lopatkin was a professor, since 1968, the Head of the Department of Urology and Operative Nephrology of the 2nd Moscow Medical Institute.

N. Lopatkin introduced into clinical practice a number of the latest methods of diagnostics and treatment in the field of urology and nephrology. In 1958, in cooperation with A. Pytel, he was the first in the USSR to use a renal dialyzer; besides, he initiated the creation of chronic hemodialysis departments in the USSR. Since 1966, he headed the research into problems of surgical treatment of patients with the terminal chronic renal failure, as well as deceased-donor kidney transplantation. He was the first in the USSR to develop and introduce into clinical practice extracorporeal kidney operations and an original autotransplantation technique.

On Lopatkin's initiative, the Research Institute of Urology of the Ministry of Health of the RSFSR (presently the Russian Federation) was established in Moscow, which he headed over the period of 1979-2007.

The postage stamp features a portrait of N. Lopatkin against the background of some of his scientific works.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow.

Design Artist: M. Bodrova.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 35×35 mm, sheet size: 160×96 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (4×2) stamps.
Quantity: 56 thousand stamps (7 thousand sheets).

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