ⓘ Ireneusz Roszkowski
Ireneusz Roszkowski – professor, founder of modern Polish gynaecology and obstetrics, a humanist, precursor of prenatal medicine, a friend to midwives - born March 24, 1909, in Lapy in the Bialystok region, into a family with patriotic noble traditions, with the coat of arms Ogonczyk, eldest son of Francis and Natalie. He had three brothers: Kazimiersz, Stanislaw and Josef and three sisters: Hedwig, Regina and Hanna. His maternal grandparents actively took part in the January Uprising, both of them were deported to Siberia, never to return. His grandfather’s brother Jan, also an insurgent, fled with raftmen to Gdansk and then on to the United States. A need for education/training, self-development, work and mutual assistance reigned within the family.