1973 SO3. Discovered 1973 Sept. 25 by L. V. Zhuravleva at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Nikolaj Alekseevich Semashko (1874-1949), organizer of the health-service system in the U.S.S.R. in the 1920s. He took the lead in the organization of mother-and-child health institutions, developed the network of medical research establishments and initiated the formation of the Central Medical Library and the House of Scientists in Moscow. During 1927-1936 he was editor-in-chief of the Large Medical Encyclopedia. (M 34620)

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