BELENKY Max Lvovich (1911 — 1965) — the Soviet pharmacologist, the member correspondent of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences (1960), the honored worker of science of the Latvian SSR (1961). In 1933 Leningrad medical in-t ended the 2nd. Worked under the leadership of M. I. Gramenitsky and
S. V. Anichkov at department of pharmacology of the same in-that. In days of the Great Patriotic War — the army toxicologist. Since 1952 — the department chair of pharmacology Riga medical in-that.
M. L. Belenky is an author more than 100 scientific works, including 2 monographs devoted to hl. obr. to questions of pharmacology of carotid receptors, cholinergic and adrenergic processes; the coauthor of the textbook on pharmacology. M. L. Belenky put forward and proved the theory about the negative energy balance as to a proximate cause of emergence of exciting process in chemoceptors of a carotid ball and other receptor structures. Under the leadership of M. L. Belenky are revealed p adrenergic properties of Apomorphinum, a cholinergic component in operation of Phenaminum, versatile influence of aminophenylindandionums on a nervous system are studied. He was a board member of the All-Union pharmacological island, the associate editor of the Pharmacology and Toxicology magazine; coeditor of an edition of department «Pharmacology» of the 2nd prod. BME. Also «the Sign of Honour», and also medals is awarded by awards of the Red Star.
Works: Pharmacological analysis of value and mechanism of chemical sensitivity of receptors of a carotid ball, yew., L., 1951; Elements of quantitative assessment of pharmacological effect, Riga, 1959, L., 1963; Pharmacology of himioretseptor of a carotid ball, L., 1962 (sovm. about Anichkovy S. V.).
Bibliography: Vasilyev K. G. and Grigorash F. F. Sketches of history of medicine and health care in Latvia, page 167, M., 1964; Max Lvovich Belenky, Pharm. and toksikol., t. 29, No. 3, page 380, 1966.
M. Ya. Melzobs.