PROTOMEDICUS KRALJEVINE HRVATSKE DR. IVAN CHRISTOPH NEPOMUK DAUBACHDAUBACHY DE DOLJE U SPOMENIČKOJ KNJIŽNICI I ZBIRCI MAŽURANIĆ-BRLIĆ-RUŽIĆ

  • Theodor de Canziani Jakšić

Abstract

This study was preceded by one that brought together old and yet unpublished new information about the life and work of Ivan Daubachy (1766-1848), General Surgeon from Zagreb and his family that has left a distinguished mark in Croatian cultural history. German by origin, Dr Ivan Nepomuk Daubach (orig. Johann Christoph Nepomuk Daubach- Daubachy de Dolje), served in Zagreb as a military doctor on two occasions. There he soon got married, and settled for the rest of his life successfully pursuing private practice, public affairs, and the office of Croatian Surgeon General. For his merits, he received a hereditary title of nobility, and his daughters married into prominent families. The second part of this article describes the unknown legacy of Dr Daubachy and of his heirs that has been kept in the Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić Memorial Library and Collection in Rijeka. It includes a number of objects and artefacts, but his manuscript with memoirs is of particular interest, and this is the first time these memoirs are being published bilingually in the original Latin and in Croatian translation.

Key words: history of medicine, 18th and 19th century, Croatia, Ivan Daubachy.

Published
2018-05-06