Orsós Ferenc orvosprofesszor, a Debreceni M. Kir. Tisza István Tudományegyetem 1923/24. tanévi rector magnificusaFERENC ORSÓS PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, THE RECTOR MAGNIFICUS OF ISTVÁN TISZA HUNGARIAN ROYAL UNIVERSITY IN DEBRECEN DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 1923/24.
Ferenc Orsós was born in Temesvár, graduated
from medical school in Budapest, worked in the Institute of Pathology in Debrecen, and as a hospital
commander during the WWI. He was appointed a professor of pathology, and the rector of the University of
Debrecen in the academic year of 1923/24. He was the professor of forensic medicine at the Péter Pázmány
University from 1936 until 1944 when he leed to the West. Later on, from 1946 until his retirement in
1955 he worked as the teacher of artistic anatomy at the Art Academy in Mainz. he name of Ferenc Orsós
is well-known even today, irstly in connection to the excavation of the Katyń mass graves, secondly to his
active participation in the senate discussion of the so-called 3rd anti-jewish laws. His scientiic achievements
have been acknowledged not just in his time, but also today, since several of his discoveries seem to be futureproof.
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