Psychiatrist and psychotherapist. An attempt to summarize work of Jerzy Witold Aleksandrowicz
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Katedra Psychiatrii UJ CM, Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych
Department of Psychotherapy Jagiellonian University Medical College
Submission date: 2019-10-16
Acceptance date: 2019-10-16
Online publication date: 2019-12-18
Publication date: 2019-12-18
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Katarzyna Cyranka   

Katedra Psychiatrii UJ CM, Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych
Arch Psych Psych 2019;21(4):7-15
Jerzy Witold Aleksandrowicz (1936-2018) was born in Krakow and in Krakow he graduated from medicine and philosophy. He completed his postgraduate training in psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Medical Academy Kraków. Actually his first position was that of clinical assistant in Regional Psychiatric Hospital in Jarosław. But, he soon joined the staff of the above mentioned academic Department of Psychiatry. At this institution Aleksandrowicz worked under direction of professors Eugeniusz Brzezicki, Karol Spett, Antoni Kępiński and Adam Szymusik. All successive chairmen of psychiatry emphasized the importance of harmonious joining clinical work with research and teaching. Aleksandrowicz complied with this attitude and followed this rule through whole his professional life. He was industrious researcher eager to publish results of his studies. Completed his training in psychiatry he continued his career to get the scientific degrees of doctor of medicine, habilitated doctor of medical sciences, and finally the scientific title of professor of medical sciences.
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