WOMEN DOCTORS IN THE SERBIAN SANITARY SERVICE DURING THE BALKAN WARS

  • Ivana Lazović
  • Radmila Sujić

Abstract

The objective of this text is to point out the problems connected with the organization of Serbian sanitary infrastructure during Balkan wars (1912 – 1913) which brought to the end of supremacy of the Ottoman Empire over the Balkan states. The Serbian sanitary service in the Balkan’s wars was well organized according to the foreign physicians participating in those wars. During the Balkan wars, twenty Serbian women doctors joined the medical corps. They were mobilized by order of the Ministry of War or assigned as directors of the reserve military hospitals developed from the former district civil hospitals. In several districts they were the only medical doctors in the town.


Key words: History of medicine, 20th Century, military medicine, Women doctors, Serbia

Published
2018-04-30