Primarijus dr Milun Mitrović (1901–1978) – prvi dečji hirurg u Nišu
Med Word 2022; 3(1): 26–28
Strahinja Babić, Aleksandra Marjanović, Gordana Stanković Babić, Nevena Babić, Rade R. Babić
History of medicine
Primarius Dr. Milun Mitrović (1901, Trnanje, Serbia – 1978, Niš, SFR Yugoslavia) was the first pediatric surgeon in Niš, and the fifth in Yugoslavia. He graduated from the Medical Faculty in Graz in 1928. He received the title of primarius in 1959. He won the award of the Liberation of the City of Niš for merits in the work and development of health care for the population of Niš (1960). He spoke German fluently. He worked in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Orthopedic Department of the General State Hospital in Belgrade until January 1, 1945, when he moved to the Surgical Department of the State Hospital in Niš, where on March 9, 1953. formed the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedics, which has two rooms and 16 beds and became the first head of this institution. The creative and visionary spirit of Primarius Dr. Milun Mitrović is reflected in the creation of the Institute for Bone and Joint Diseases of Children in Sokobanja (30 beds; October 20, 1959), the formation of the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Serbian Medical Association (1966), the Association of Children’s surgeon of Yugoslavia, formulates the magazine “Children’s Surgery” (printed in Niš) and others. Primarius Dr. Milun Mitrović remained “remembered by the people of this region as a great expert, a great friend of children and a great bohemian” – according to the record of prof. Dr. Radoslav Živić in the book “Greats of Niš Medicine”.
Key words: Primarius Dr. Milun Mitrović, pediatric surgeon, Niš, Sokobanja, Serbia
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