Salomea Bau-Prussak (1889-1942)

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Salomea Bau-Prussak (1889-1942)

Salomea Bau-Prussak source: Herman E. (1958) Neurolodzy polscy. Warszawa: Państwowy Zakład Wydawnictw Le-karskich 225-227.

Salomea Bau-Prusakowa (Prussakowa) was born in the family of Jewish origin in December 1889 in Tyczyn (Rzeszowski District belonging to Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria) [1,2].

She graduated from St. Junior High School. Anna in Kraków in 1912. She completed her medical studies at the Jagiellonian University and the University of Vienna. In November 1918 she received the title of doctor of all medical sciences at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She was the first woman with a doctor of medicine degree obtained at a Polish university[1]. Month later she took a position of an assistant in the neurological department of the Czyste Hospital in Warsaw, headed by Edward Flatau. In 1932, after the death of E. Flatau she continued her scientific and medical activities working as an assistant at the neurological clinic of the University of Warsaw under the supervision of professor Kazimierz Orzechowski. She worked there until the outbreak of World War II [2].

Jewish Hospital in Czyste, Warsaw, where Salomea Bau-Prusakowa worked