Children and youth in forensic-medical views of Edmund Chróścielewski (1914–1998). Recollections on the centenary of his birthday

  • Zygmunt Przybylski Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine, 1st Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Metabolic Diseases, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  • Marian Krawczyński 1st Chair of Pediatrics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Keywords: children, youth, forensic-medical views, Edmund Chróścielewski


Edmund Chróścielewski (1914–1998), professor, head of the Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical School in Poznań (1952–1985), political prisoner in concentration camp of Auschwitz, a soldier of the Home Army, participant of Warsaw Uprising, author of approximately 200 publications, i.a. within scopes of forensic medicine, social problems, war and occupation, including martyrology of Polish children, participant in identification of bodies in Katyń graves, multi-year guardian of the University Sports Club (AZS).


Chróścielewski E, Raszeja S, Seyfriedowa H. Forensic evaluation of pulmonary atelectasis in newborns (in Polish). Proceedings of Ist Meeting of Forensic Medics, Warsaw, 15–16 December, 1956, PZWL, Warsaw. 1957, 236–245.

Chróścielewski E, Seydfriedowa H. Selected toxicological proplems of paediatric age (in Polish). Collection of lectures, Part 2. Studium Doskonalenia Lekarzy, Katedra Anatomii Patologicznej, Warsaw, 1962.

Goncerzewicz M, Chróścielewski E, Bartkowiak Z. Mass intoxication of infants with anilin contained in ink used for clothes labelling (in Polish). Pediatr Pol. 1956;31(11):1235–1238.

Chróścielewski E, Szperl-Seyfriedowa H. Autopsy of foetus and newborn bodies (in Polish), PZWL, Warsaw, 1954.

Chróścielewski E, Marcinkowski T. Oxytetracycline as a possible cause of child’s death (in Polish), Arch Med Sąd. 1963;15(2):98–102.

Chróścielewski E, Marcinkowski T. Lethal anaphylactic shock following intramuscular injection of novocain with debecylin and streptomycin (in Polish). Wiad Lek. 1964; 17(8):691–694.

Daszkiewicz K, Dąbrowski S, Chróścielewski E. Infanticide as a legal, psychiatric and forensic-medical problem: opinion triad (in Polish). Państwo i Prawo. 1967;22(2):235–250.

Chróścielewski E. Social role of forensic medicine (in Polish), Zdrowie Publ. 1966;(3):223–228.

Chróścielewski E. Pharmacological doping in sport (in Polish). Pol Tyg Lek. 1969;24(5):188–191.

Chróścielewski E. Infanticide (in Polish). In: Popielski B, Kobiela J (eds.). Forensic Medicine. PZWL Warsaw, 1972.

Brodzińska K, Chróścielewski E. Difficulties in diagnosing death in cases of hypothermia (in Polish). Anest Reanim Intens Ter. 1979;11(4):499–502.

Chróścielewski E. Children and youth of Wielkopolska (in Polish). In: ed: Pilichowski C (ed.). Children and youth in years of the Second World Warn. Warsaw. 1982, 277–289.

Chróścielewski E. Martyrdom of Polish children during the Second World War (in Polish), II-nd Scientific Conference on “Period of Pubescence”, Poznań, 4–5 December, 1970, PTP, Poznań, 1971, 8–13.

Chróścielewski E. Traumas in children as a forensic and legal problem (in Polish). Fifth Scientific Meeting of the Polish Society of Paediatric Surgery, Poznań, 21–23 June, 1980, Proceedings, pp. 96–97.

Chróścielewski E. Suicides among youth of Polish People’s Republic (in Polish), Fourth Scientific Conference “Period of Adolescence”, Górzno, 1–2 September, 1972, Medical School, Poznań, pp. 33–43.

Chróścielewski E. Effect of civilization on shaping of negative youth attitudes (in Polish). Fourth Scientific Conference “Period of Adolescence”, Górzno, 1–2 September, 1972.

Chróścielewski E. “Git-people” among youth (in Polish). Proceedings of Fifth Scientific Conference “Period of Adolescence”, Poznań, 7–8 December, 1973. PTP, Poznań, 1974, pp. 85–89.

Przybylski Z. Obituary: Prof. Edmund Chróścielewski. Lecture delivered during symposium devoted to memory of prof. ord., dr.hab. Edmund Jan Chróścielewski (in Polish). Arch Med Sąd Krym. 1998;48(2):105–108.

Szczepski O. Humanistic criteria and and praxeological aspects of medicine teacher’s value (in Polish). Probl Dyd Med Wych A.M. Poznań. 1977;6:57–70.

Przybylski Z. Prof. Edmund Jan Chróścielewski (in Polish), lecture delivered during a symposium devoted to memory of prof. Edmund Chróścielewski (in Polish), Poznań, 21 April, 2005. Fakty AM. 2005;3:20–22.

Chróścielewski Edmund, Jan: Who is who in Poland (in Polish). Biographic Informator, 3rd edition, Interpress, Warsaw, 1993, pp. 100–101.

How to Cite
Przybylski, Z., & Krawczyński, M. (2016). Children and youth in forensic-medical views of Edmund Chróścielewski (1914–1998). Recollections on the centenary of his birthday. Journal of Medical Science, 83(1), 89-92. Retrieved from
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