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Julian Aleksandrowicz (1908–1988)
Julian Aleksandrowicz (1908–1988) was a Jewish Polish medical
professional, professor of medicine, a notable specialist on
leukemia.[1][2] He is known for having developed concepts of
comprehensive psychotherapy of persons suffering from somatic
diseases. as well as of the ecological prevention of cancer and

Aleksandrowicz was of Jewish descent, and after German invasion of
Poland (during which he fought in the 72nd Infantry Regiment), he was
imprisoned in the Kraków Ghetto (he managed to bury his research data
beforehand and recover them after the war). He founded one of the
three ghetto hospitals.[4][5] While in the ghetto, he was aided by one
of the Polish Righteous, Józef Adamowicz (who was eventually caught
and beaten to death by Nazi guards at the ghetto).[1] Later, in 1943,
Aleksandrowicz manged to escape the ghetto and became a physician of
the Polish resistance, Armia Krajowa in the Kielce-Radom Independent
Jod?a Region, under a nom-de-guerre Doktor Twardy. Eventually he
became a platoon leader. For his participation in the resistance, he
would receive the highest Polish military award, the Virtuti Militari
medal (as well as other awards, such as the Cross of Merit with
Swords).[6][7][5] He survived with his wife and son.

For most of his life, he lived in Kraków. He was an author of many
medical texts (including first Polish textbook on hematology), and a
professor (since 1951) and a director of the notable Hematology Clinic
at the Jagiellonian university medical college (1950–1978).[2]


1. ^ a b Saving Jews: Polish Righteous
2. ^ a b c (Polish) JULIAN ALEKSANDROWICZ (1908–1986)
3. ^ World Julian Aleksandrowicz Scientific Congress, Organised in
Cracow, Poland on October 24–25, 2008.
4. ^ [1]
5. ^ a b (Polish) Karolina Olszewska, Julian Aleksandrowicz —
naukowiec, lekarz, filozof i spo?ecznik
6. ^ Saving Jews: Polish Righteous
7. ^ (Polish) Krystyna Ro?nowska, Prof. Julian Aleksandrowicz: Nie
ma nieuleczalnie chorych, gazeta.pl, 2008-09-12

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* (Polish) Halina Kleszcz, Profesor Julian Aleksandrowicz, uznany
krakowianinem XX wieku w dziedzinie nauki, ju? 15 lat nie inspiruje
?wiata medycyny
* (Polish) Aleksander B. Skotnicki, Droga ?yciowa profesora
Juliana Aleksandrowicza / Profesor