HEALTH RESORT OPATIJA AND ITS HEADMASTER PROFESSOR JULIUS GLAX (1846 –1922)
This article presents professor Julius Glax as one of the leading figures in the development of Opatija 'into a health and seaside resort. In Opatija he was a practicing physician, head physician of Southern Railways sanatoriums, head physician of the Austrian society White Cross, member of Opatija health resort commission, chairman of various societies, and author of professional articles and books. As the director of the health resort in Opatija (1899-1919), he supervised all management and logistics necessary for the development of this seaside settlement into a Austrian Nice.
Key words: History of medicine, 19th, 20th century, Abbazia/Opatija, Julius Glax, climate resort, health resort, sea bath