Mrs. Małgorzata Kalicińska‑Buraczewska’s reminiscences about her family, friends and Ujazdowski Hospital
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Klinika Psychiatrii, Stresu Bojowego i Psychotraumatologii CSK MON WIM w Warszawie; kierownik: płk dr n. med. Radosław Tworus
Submission date: 2020-05-09
Publication date: 2020-06-24
LW 2020;98(3):217-224
The subject of this article is reminiscences of Mrs. Kalicińska‑Buraczewska, a daughter of a military physician, Maj. Wiktor Kaliciński, MD, PhD (1896–1940), about her family, friends and the Ujazdowski Hospital, where she was living until September 1939. In her reminiscences she described her father’s lineage, a course of his military service during the fight for independence of Poland, his work at the Anatomic Pathology and X‑Ray Unit of the Ujazdowski Hospital, classes with cadet‑students of the Medicine Faculty at the Warsaw University and a job of the Secretary of the “Cancers” magazine Editorial Office. She mentioned her father’s service in the Polish Legions of the World War I and his role in embalming of the Marshal Józef Piłsudski’s corpse. She described neighbours of her family, co‑residents of Ujazdów and the friendship with a family of Col. Jan Nelken, MD, PhD (1878–1940), the head of the Ujazdowski Hospital Psychiatric Ward. Moreover, she presented the tragic fate of both families during WW2 and German occupation of Poland: the deathof both her father and doctor Jan Nelken in Katyn, and the death of doctor Nelken’s wife Irena Borkowska‑Nelken, PhD (1899–1944) and their daughter Anna (1926–1944) in the Warsaw Uprising. Her reminiscences cover also the post‑war history of her family and of Jan Nelken Jr., and her activity in the Ujazdowski Hospital Association.
No conflicts of interest were declared.
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