Humor is difficult to define and to understand, particularly in a second language, but Dr. Charles Calisher took on the challenge to write a column for the Croatian Medical Journal, which resulted in the 20 texts reprinted here.
What does it take to be an editor of a small journal at the scientific periphery, in a Balkan country going through a war and post-communist socioeconomic transition? Matko Marušić, professor of physiology and immunology at the University of Split School of Medicine and a prolific writer of short novels, tells a story of how he fought against such a string of unfavorable adjectives for a scientific magazine to fulfill his dream of making a good international journal.
The book "Mal de Meleda - the Mljet Disease" investigates the rare dermatological disease named after an island located in the vicinity of Dubrovnik. The book attempts to encompass all aspects of this disease, from historical facts and clinical features to the latest genetic research.
War memories of physician who served as Head of Medical Corps of the 4th Guardian ( Split) brigade, 1991-1995. This elite brigade fought under most difficult circumstances, mostly at southern Croatian battlelines.