Jerzy Majkowski – a Polish neurologist and neurophysiologist
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Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, Collegium Medicum, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Submission date: 2023-04-12
Final revision date: 2023-07-27
Acceptance date: 2023-07-28
Online publication date: 2023-10-20
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Joanna Wojtkiewicz   

Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology. School of Medicine, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Warszawska 30, 10-082 Olsztyn, Poland. Tel.: +48 502 039 553.
Pol. Ann. Med. 2023;30(2):121-123
Jerzy Majkowski was a Polish neurologist who made significant contributions to the field of neuroscience. Majkowski was a renowned physician and researcher who specialized in studying and treating movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. Throughout his career, he was known for his innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating these complex conditions, and he was widely respected by his peers for his deep understanding of the brain and its functions.

The purpose of our work is to introduce the reader to the person of Jerzy Majkowski.

Material and methods:
The work is based on the available literature. The search process resulted in the detection of relevant articles using valid keywords on electronic databases, including Embase, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library. Subsequently, 10 were identified as eligible for our review.

Results and discussion:
Jerzy ‘Czarny’ Majkowski, a Polish neurologist and neurophysiologist. During World War II, he joined the Polish Scouting Association, where he participated in the underground activities of the organization under the pseudonym Czarny. After the war, he studied medicine at Warsaw University and graduated in 1952. Majkowski was interested in epilepsy, electroencephalography, and neurophysiology and put forward several hypotheses based on his research. He was the author of about 500 scientific publications and edited 14 books. He was also the editor of several journals, including Epileptologia and the Journal of Epileptology.

Majkowski’s work has helped to advance our understanding of neurological disorders, and his legacy continues to inspire future generations of scientists and physicians.

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