ULOGA I DOPRINOS PRIM. DR. MATIJE PERAKA (1914.–1992.) U OSNIVANJU I RAZVOJU FTIZEOLOGIJE U PETRINJI (1946.–1978.)
The study shows the contribution of Matija Perak to the development of phthisiological service in Petrinja and the suppression of TB in the Sisak - Banija region in the period from 1946 to 1978. Having obtained data from the archive documents, it was possible to reconstruct his curative and preventive activities in the suppression of morbidity and mortality from TB in the Sisak - Banija region. His organizational and managerial, professional-scientific and publicistic work is highlighted, as well as his role in the reorientation of the profession towards chronic non-TB diseases and the education of new generations of phthisiologists in Petrinja.
Key words: Matija Perak; phthisiology; history of medicine; Petrinja; Croatia.