DR. ALFRED SINDIK – ŽIVOT I RAD PRVOG SPECIJALISTA EPIDEMIOLOGA HRVATSKE SREDINOM XX. STOLJEĆA
This article is dedicated to Alfred Sindik (1890–1976), the first Croat specialised in epidemiology. As a student he volunteered at the Institute of Hygiene in Zagreb in its early days. He took his degree from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 1929. For many years, he worked at the Institute of Epidemiology, of which ten as its director, having succeeded Dr Černozubov on this position. On 23 July 1949, he received his specialisation degree in epidemiology to become our first epidemiologist. On 14 December 1957, he was promoted to chief physician. Most of his time he spent working in the field, suppressing epidemic outbreaks, and sharing his experiences through scientific publications and teaching, especially at the School for Medical Assistants since its establishment in 1930. He has written a number textbooks for students. Here we list his most important articles and textbooks.
Key words: Alfred Sindik; first epidemiology specialist; epidemiology; epidemiologist; sanitary–epidemiological service;Zagreb Institute of Epidemiology