20.11.1855 – 15.12.1942
Physiologist, biologist, pedagogue
A world-famous nervous system and sensory organs physiologist. The creator of the special education needs schools in Poland during the interwar period.
1883-1889 – studies in Geneva and Paris
1889 – PhD degree
1922 – post-doctoral degree (the first woman awarded a post-doctoral degree at the University of Poznań)
When she returned to Poland, she was already a renowned researcher in the field of the physiology of the nervous system. Her research was highly valued in the academia. She wanted to return to Poland due to patriotic reasons. Even before Poland regained independence, she was giving lectures at the Society for Academic Lectures in Warsaw. It was there that auditing students could fill the gaps in their education in order to go to university.
In 1922 she received a post-doctoral degree from the University of Poznań as the first woman in the history of the school. She also wrote a paper on the physiology of the nervous system. Unfortunately, it was never published due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Regrettably, the only copy was lost during the war.