Stefanovych-Dontsov, Yakiv [Стефанович-Донцов, Яків; Stefanovyč-Doncov, Jakiv], b 1752 in Tserkovyshche, Chernihiv regiment, d 1829 in Mohyliv (now Mohyliv-Podilskyi), Podilia gubernia. Physician. A graduate of Chernihiv College (1771) and the Medical School of the Moscow Hospital (1774), he obtained his license in 1777 and served as a military doctor in Kyiv (1778–84), a county doctor in Oster, a lecturer in Saint Petersburg (1789–97), an inspector with the Voronezh Medical Board, and a quarantine doctor in Yevpatoriia and Mohyliv (1802–29). He wrote a doctoral dissertation on mass ergot poisoning (1793), studies of inflammation of the pleura and pathological childbirth, and a medico-topographic description of Voronezh gubernia (1798).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]