Yugoslav Oto-Neuro-Ophthalmological Society (1926-1935)—the first professional association of Croatian neurologists

V Dugacki
Neurologia Croatica: Official Journal of Yugoslav Neurological Association 1991, 41 (1): 65-73
From 1926 to 1935 in Zagreb was active the Yugoslav Oto-Neuro-Ophthalmological Society, professional association of otorhinolaryngologists, neurologists and ophthalmologists. Although it was conceived as Yugoslav, its members were mainly Croatian specialists of these disciplines. The Society had 74 members, of whom 14 were neurologists: J. Breitenfeld, D. Cop, I. Glavan, I. Herzog, A. Kuljzenko, D. Karminski, M. Lapinskij, R. Lopasić, H. Ortyński, V. Ostrovidov, F. Palmović, S. Poljak and D. Vranesić, all of them from Zagreb, and J. Robida from Ljubljana. The first president of the Society was M. Lapinskij, head of the Neuropsychiatric Department in Zagreb. In the journal "Lijecnicki vjesnik" the work of the Society at 41 professional meetings was registered at which 29 neurological lectures and demonstrations were held. During 10 years of its activities the Society give a significant impulse to the development of neurology, otorhinolaryngology and ophthalmology in Croatia. In 1937 a separate Neurophysiological Section was founded with in the Croatian Medical Association.

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