An underrated personality of the Cluj School of Pathology: Alexandru Serban (1920-1977)

Vol. 57 No. 4, 2016


Dan Cristian Barsu, Marina Barsu

The Romanian School of Pathology from Cluj has an important prestige, well known in Romania and abroad. It was founded in the same year with the Romanian Faculty of Medicine from the same City. The founder of the School of Pathology was Victor Babes (1854-1926). In 1920, his role was continued by his remarkable pupil Titu Vasiliu (1885-1961). Unfortunately, a personality of this School of Pathology rarely mentioned is Alexandru Serban (1920-1977). He was pupil of T. Vasiliu and he led the Department of Pathology from the Cluj Faculty of Medicine between 1973 and 1977. The purpose of our paper is to put into evidence his contributions in the development of pathology in Cluj and in Romania. We mention some data about his life. Thus, we pay an homage to his memory.

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

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