All her life, Maria Dmitrievna dedicated to medicine. Prior to his appointment as Deputy people's Commissar of public health in 1942, she worked in Chelyabinsk. From 1950 he headed the Ministry of health of the USSR. Awarded the order of Lenin, October Revolution, three orders of Labor red banner, medals. Especially at the meeting in Chelyabinsk arrived from Moscow, the daughter of Mary Kovriginoj Tatiana. She gave the Museum material, revealing for the contemporaries new facets of this remarkable personality, ascetic of the national health care system. City hospital Tatyana Kovrigina - member of the Union of artists of Russia - gave their prints.
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