FINDERLE, ŠVALBA, BLEČIĆ, BAKAŠUN: RIJEČKA KASKADA ŠTAMPAROVA SLAPA
The „infectious“ ardour of Andrija Štampar’s doctrine is well known, not only through the accounts of his contemporaries but also from domestic and foreign literature. After all, this ardour has become ingrained in people and institutions, who have carried it on for decades. This article follows the life of prominent bearers of Štampar’s ardour in Rijeka’s history of medicine – the obstetrician and inventor Viktor Finderle (1902-1964), the epidemiologist Ante Švalba (1903-1989), the long-time director of the People’s Health Centre Kajetan Blečić (1917-2005), and the former director of the Public Health Institute Vjekoslav Bakašun (b. 1929).
Key words: Andrija Štampar; Viktor Finderle; Ante Švalba, Kajetan Blečić; Vjekoslav Bakašun; history of medicine, Rijeka