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Med Arh. 1994;48(1):9-11.

[The role of the Academy of Science in health care during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina].

[Article in Croatian]

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Akademija nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine, Odjeljenje medicinskih nauka, Sarajevo.


Academy of science and art of RBH with its section for medical science (OMN) took part in health protection during this war. Its way of working was in organisation of science work in medicine and direct science-researching work. The Academy was coorganizator 5 great project and direct realizator of three. First group are projects called war projects: 1) Surgery, 2) Psychiatrics, 3) Social medicine, 4) Refugees, 5) Internal medicine. Second group: 1) Therapy of poisoning, 2) Galen medicine, 3) Circulation. Although the Academy had many other activities, most important activity is about health protection in war. Some members of OMN took part in activities like science researching, medical education, important parts of health protection and consultations. In medical researching science observations, descriptions and classifications, and some researching should be noticed in this kind of war and isolation. Concerning the science discoveries it is definite and formulate and ready publications of polytraumatism, treating with oxygenation solutions mass therapy, new doctrines etc. We also got experiences for medical education, its changing and consider about theory, practice and opinion. It is necessary for medical worker to know that health protection is defence of war desert, and not the way of war and its weapon. Earlier warnings of some philosophers, and their self-killing prognoses are going on and started in BIH. War is not only between people, but with nature and spirit and world cataclysm is very near. Activity of health protection people give us some hope, because there are men who will try to stop destroying. They defended the dignity of their profession and other educated people.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS).

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