PRIM. DR. ANDRIJA CAR (1895. – 1952.) PREDSTOJNIK OČNOG ODJELA I RAVNATELJ BANOVINSKE BOLNICE U SUŠAKU
Dr Andrija Car (Dramalj, 23 November 1895 – Unešić, 2 October 1952.), the founder of the ophthalmology department of the Banate Hospital in Sušak, completed high school in Zadar in 1916 and medical studies in Vienna in 1923. He was assistant at the Clinic for Eye Diseases in Zagreb from 1924 to1934, head of the ophthalmology department of the Banate Hospital in Sušak from 1935 (and hospital director from 1936) to 1942, head of the ophthalmology department of the Foundation Hospital Rebro in Zagreb from 1945 to 1946, and advisor in ophthalmology to the national
health insurance programme. He was a fine ophthalmologist and productive scientist (in experimental ophthalmology) and a skilful eye surgeon who introduced several improvements to surgical techniques. He also studied the influence of the coastal climate of Hrvatsko Primorje on the development of eye diseases.
Key words: biographies, medical; ophthalmology, history; Clinic for Eye Diseases, Zagreb; Banate Hospital, Sušak