Ivan Pavlov

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The Life, Studies, and Influences of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was born September 18th, 1849 in the city of Ryazan, which is in Central Russia. He spent his youth in Ryazan (Elsevier Publishing Company). Pavlov's father was Peter Dmitrievich Pavlov. Peter Dmitrievich Pavlov was a priest to the parish, Nikola Dolgoteli in Ryazan. He later went on to become a dean. Pavlov's mother's name was Varvara Ivanova. She was the daughter of a priest, so of course Pavlov went into clerical schooling (Mitchell, 1966). Pavlov was the eldest of ten children but six of them died quite young. One of his brothers became a priest but Pavlov was close with his brother Dmitri, who was one year younger than him. Dmitri went on to become a professor of Chemistry at the University of Petrograd (Mitchell, 1966).

Pavlov attended a church school and then began his schooling at Ryazan Ecclesiastical High School (Mitchell, 1966).

In 1870 Pavlov decided to quit his theological studies. He entered the University of Petrograd, and he studied chemistry and physiology (Gantt). He graduated from Petrograd in 1875. Pavlov then went to the Military Medical Academy. He got a gold medal and graduated from the academy in 1879. Pavlov then received his Doctor of Medicine in 1883. During this time, Pavlov lived with his brother Dmitri who took care of him. Also during this time it was when Pavlov met his future wife, Seraphima Vasilievna Karchevskaya (Mitchell, 1966).

In 1881 Pavlov and Seraphima were married. Seraphima was a pedagogical student. Pavlov attributed much of his work and successes to his wife (Gantt). Seraphima was born in 1855 and she was the daughter of a navy doctor. She met Pavlov while he was at the Medical Academy. They had four children together. Pavlov was always...