Gr. T. Popa -- a life for neurosciences

H. Varlam, D.S. Antohe and P. Bordei

Among the personalities that remained in the history of neurosciences, Gr. T. Popa (1892-1948) is, maybe, the most complex. Prominent student of the University of Medicine of Iåi, Gr. T. Popa passed over all stages of a didactic career until professor of embryology and anatomy at the faculties of medicine of Iai and Bucharest. Many times foundationer Rockefeller, research fellow in universities of London and Cambridge, he distinguished as a remarkable researcher on a very large field of activity. Going over the list of his more than 50 works, most of them published in impressive journals (J. of Anatomy, J. of Physiology, Lancet, etc.) or communicated at international congresses, one can observe that he approached problems of embryology as well as aspects concerning the erythrocytes and meninges. However, most of his works concern the structure and functions of the nervous system. Gr. T. Popa is one of the founders of modern research in neurosciences. He will be remembered in the history of the neurosciences with studies concerning the structure and function of the nervous system, especially the autonomic, hypothalamus, hypophysis. He discovered, studied and described the hypothalamo-hypophysial portal system thus putting the basis of the neuro-endocrinology.

Poster Session II
Friday, 20 June 1997, 16.10 - 16.40

Second Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) and 6th Meeting of the European Club on the History of Neurology (ECHN)

Leiden, The Netherlands