Preventive medicine in Croatia through time and space.Acta Med Croatica. 1993; 47(3):107-11.AM
The Croatian preventive medicine was well-known in the world through history. It was famous from the time of the quarantine in Dubrovnik, through sanitary cordon and contribution in obligatory first immunization against smallpox. Croatia presented Andrija Stampar as the leader in preventive medicine from the World War I till the sixties. We owe him all kinds of public health work both in organization and education as well as the initiating the World Health Organization. Knowledge and capabilities of Croatian preventive medicine workers were demonstrated the most clearly during the Croatian homeland war in 1991/91 when the infectious diseases as permanent war companions did not have effect on the state of health of the people in Croatia.