Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gavrail H. Nikolov died on February 14th
2014. His name will forever remain associated with the foundation and the
consolidation of the Department of Physiology at the Medical University of
Varna to which he devoted 25 years of his life.
Apart from Varna, Assoc. Prof. Nikolov delivered lectures at the Higher
Medical Institutes in Pleven and Stara Zagora. He is one of the pioneers of
ergonomics in Varna and was a member of the editorial board of the national
During his professional career Assoc. Prof. Nikolov acquired three
specialties – “Healthcare organization”, “Neurological diseases” and
“Physiology”. In 1973 he defended a dissertation thesis entitled “Reactivity of
the skin vegetative structures by means of the electrophoretic dermogram method
and the number of the active ecrine perspiratory glands”.
Assoc. Prof. Nikolov is the author of the textbook “Human physiology” for
the secondary and semi-higher medical schools which he issued in co-authorship
with Dr. Anton Andreev and which underwent 5 editions for 13 years. Author and
co-author of several monographs, among which “Hypokinesis”, “William Harvey –
the discoverer of blood circulation”, “Titans of natural sciences”.
Rest in peace!