Dr. ANTO MARIĆ (1897.–1982.) – OD ALKOHOLOGIJE I DERMATOVENEROLOGIJE PREKO PSIHIJATRIJE DO BALNEOLOGIJE
Dr Anto Marić (1897–1982) was born in Vukšić in Bosnia. He completed medical studies in Vienna and Prague. He published his results from the Department for dermatovenerology at Sarajevo State Hospital, Bosnia. He engaged himself in the movement against alcoholism, too. Later he moved to the Neuropsychiatry ward in Belgrade and was appointed manager in a new psychiatry hospital in Kovin, Serbia. For years he had been a community physician in Stanišić in Vojvodina. During the Second World War, he worked in the psychiatric hospital Vrapče at the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia and after the war he became the head of a thermal spa in Srebrenica, Bosnia. After specialisation in balneology, he came to Rijeka to overlook the reconstruction of a thermal spa near Buzet in Istria. He made use of his long experience in dermatovenerology, neuropsychiatry and balneology to promote the importance of the unity between physical and psychological for maintaining human health.
Keywords: History of medicine 20th century, anti-alcoholism movement, dermatovenerology, neuropsychiatry, balneology Anto Marić, Croatia