Pages from the history of the Anatomical Meeting from Cluj

Vol. 56 No. 1, 2015


Cristian Barsu

The Anatomical Meeting from Cluj was one of the most significant morpho-clinical societies from Romania during the interwar period. It was created in 1920 by Professor Titu Vasiliu (1885-1961). The purpose of our paper is to present the most important landmarks of this Society and to put into evidence its place in the Romanian series of morpho-clinical societies. Documentary Material: The activity reports of Anatomical Meeting from Cluj, summaries published in Medical Cluj journal referring to the presentations and discussions of the cases, which were held at different meetings of this Society. The activity of the Anatomical Meeting from Cluj increased, in a significantly and consistently way, the level of morphological and clinical training of physicians from Cluj. There are mentioned some of the most important presentations and the personalities which had special contributions in the evolution of this Society. Conclusions: The Anatomical Meeting was a scientific forum that propagated morpho-clinical concept in Romanian medicine, initially in Cluj, and then on a national level. It contributed to the collaboration between pathologists, clinicians and laboratory physicians from Cluj and favored scientific emulation between them. It also was a tribune from which were discussed a few new medical achievements.

Corresponding author: Cristian Barsu, Associate Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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