Sergei Sergeievich Korsakoff

Sergei Sergeievich Korsakoff (1854 – 1900) Серге́й Серге́евич Ко́рсаков was a Russian psychiatrist.

Korsakoff was the was the founder of modern Russian psychiatry. He was the first Professor of Psychiatry in Russia and founder of the Moscow school of psychiatry


  • Born 1854
  • 1890 – Founded the Moscow Society of Neuropathologists and Psychiatrists
  • 1897 – Organised the 12th International Medical Congress of Neuropathologists and Psychiatrists, held in Moscow
  • Died 1 May 1900

Medical Eponyms

Korsakoff psychosis

Korsakoff’s Journal of Neuropathology and Psychiatry. Журнал невропатологии и психиатрии имени Корсакова, 

Key Medical Attributions

Korsakoff is best known for his work detailing the cognitive and physical effects of chronic alcoholism


  • Dat of birth ?1853, 1854

Major Publications


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the person behind the name

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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