Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev (1857-1927) Academic Article uri icon


  • Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhte- rev was born in 1857 in a small village between the great bend of the Volga River and the foothills of the Ural Mountains. His medical career began fortuitously. In 1866 he entered the Gymnasium, where he studied for seven years until at the age of 16 he was accepted at the Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg. Initially he was not interested in studying medicine, but by chance he heard about a call for candidates to study at this institution. He decided to fill in the required forms and to his surprise he was accepted. He graduated from the medical acad- emy at the age of 21 (in 1878), and within three years he wrote his doctorate dissertation about the relationship between somatic functions and mental status [1, 8]. In 1884 Bekhterev went to study in Berlin and Paris. He had started out with an interest in neurophysiology, leading him to the laboratory of Flechsig in Leipzig, where Bekhterev …

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  • January 1, 2006