Hall 6 - BOARD 15

DOCTORS OF VALJEVO ON THE WAY OF LIFE AND DEATH

Dr. Draginja Babić (1886-1915)

Dr. Draginja Babić (1886-1915) was born in Valjevo. She studied medicine in Zurich and Berlin. During 1914, in addition to the regular duties of the municipal doctor, she was the director of one of the Valjevo Hospital. After the first occupation of Valjevo, she retreated with the wounded and the army to Pirot, where she was also the director of the hospital. After the liberation of Valjevo and the end of the Kolubara Battle, she returned to her hometown, where the numerous Austro-Hungarian prisoners of war spread typhus.
Dr. Draginja Babić visited our wounded and sick at their homes bringing them food and provided the necessary expertise, until she fell ill with typhus and died on 6 February 1915th

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Dr Pavle Vojteh (1876-1915)

Dr Pavle Vojteh (1876-1915)), Czech by origin, born in Valjevo. He studied Medicine in Vienna, where he specialized in internal medicine. He arrived in Valjevo in 1908 where he got a job as a county doctor. At the beginning of the First World War he served as Medical Corps Service Officer of the Drina Division of the First call of the people's army and he was the director of the Permanent Drina Military Hospital. He contracted typhus while working in a field hospital in Koceljeva, from where he was brought to Valjevo, where he died at his home in Karađorđeva Street, on 5 February, 1915.

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Dr Selimir Đorđevic (1866-1915)

Dr Selimir Đorđevic (1866-1915) was born in Požarevac. He completed his medical studies in Paris. He worked in many cities in Serbia, longest in Valjevo, from 1907 to 1915, holding the position of the Director of the District Hospital. At the height of the typhus epidemics he was even the director of the four auxiliary hospitals at the same time. Being in constant contact with the infected Dr. Selimir fell victim to deadly disease. He died on 19 February 1915 at the age of 48, at the Hospital of the Fifth Infantry Regiment

In a letter regarding the death of Dr. Đorđević, sent as an expression of condolence to his mother, Field Marshall Mišić described this brave man as:

'' Unique, conscientious and tireless physician, Selimir, who rushed to help everyone, with unusual conscience and with self-sacrifice, who fell into the jaws of infection ''.

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