Today : Sunday, September 24, 2017

Dr. Abdollah Hamedi

Dr. Abdollah Hamedi is the founder of modern and scientific veterinary in Iran and one of the founders of Serum Institute of Razi. After primary and secondary educations, he entered the university to study medicine. He was the first person who tried to produce anti-plague serum in Iran while he was working in the ministry of agriculture in 1925. He then headed to France to complete his studies and published the result of his microbiology research projects in Paris Society of Biology Magazine. In 1931 he returned to Iran and ministry of agriculture. His greatest achievement was the establishment of a modern and scientific veterinary unit in Iran. Then in 1937 he started the publication of veterinary magazine and he was also appointed as the dean of veterinary faculty in 1938. Later in 1940, keeping the position in faculty of veterinary he also was appointed as the technical director general of ministry if agriculture. Abdollah Hamedi passed away on April 1943 at the age of 41 due to communicating with patients, and suffering from typhus.

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