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Vladimir Dmitrievich Timakov (1905-1977), Soviet microbiologist. Timakov worked on epidemiology, including the genetics of microbes and ways to prevent infection. He worked in the Turkmen SSR (today Turkmenistan) in the 1930s and 1940s, including a period as people's commissar of public health. He was elected a member of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences in 1952, serving as President from 1968 to 1977. He was elected a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1968. His awards include the USSR State Prize (1952), and the Lenin Prize (1974). Photographed in Moscow, Russia, in 1968.
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