RIJEČANIN HINKO EMILI – LIJEČNIK, ZNANSTVENIK I ZALJUBLJENIK U FOTOGRAFIJU
This review is dedicated to the life and work of a physician, scientist, and university professor Hinko Emili (Rijeka, 1900-1983). Particular attention has been given to the artistic part of his vast work. As an epidemiologist, he was particularly interested in water (its sources, exploitation, distribution, disease-causing bacteria, microorganisms, and chemical elements in it). The article brings a bibliography counting 84 published research articles.
Just as interesting is Dr Emili's work in photography, which went beyond mere hobby and has a genuine artistic merit. Well many documents witness to either of his passions. Describing the sophisticated artistic atmosphere in the Rijeka of the 1920s and 1930s, this article shows how much of it is owed to amateur and art photography. It concludes that both passions of professor Hinko Emili – medicine and art photography - share a common drive, that is, his strong sense of humanism and a subtle outlook on the world of his time.
Key words: medicine, photography, 20th century, Rijeka, Hinko Emili