1976 QG1. Discovered 1976 Aug. 26 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in memory of Nikola j Ivanovich Pirogov (1810–1881), distinguished Russian surgeon and anatomist who developed new methods of anatomical research and the basic principles of field surgery. He has been credited with placing surgery on a scientific basis. (M 9214)