Year 1958

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In the summer, RMI’s first Director, Professor Ernests Burtnieks, was killed in a car accident while driving from Rīga to Jūrmala.  

Professor Vasīlijs Kalbergs (1893–1983), anatomist and Doctor of Medical Science, was appointed Director of the RMI. In 1961, with the commencement of the new academic year, the title “Director” was changed to “Rector”.

1958 1Prof. Vasīlijs Kalbergs.