Franjo Kogoj
(1894 – 1983)

Charter of the correspondent member of the Hungarian dermatological society dr. Franjo Kogoj
Budapest, 12th February 1937., inv. nr. HMMF-44

Franjo Kogoj

Franjo (Fran) Kogoj, Croatian physician (Kranjska Gora, 13th October 1894. – Kranjska Gora, 30th September 1983.). Founder of scientific dermatovenerology in Croatia. Having completed his studies in medicine in Prague (1920) and specialization in dermatovenerology, he became a private docent in Brno.

Since 1923 he has been working at the Clinic for skin and venereal diseases in Zagreb, where he was the head from 1927 to 1965; he was also a full professor at the Zagreb School of Medicine. From 1955 to 1964. he was a scientific director of Dermatovenerology clinic in Ljubljana and from 1967 to 1974. the Director of the Institute for clinical medical research in Zagreb.

He encouraged the founding of the JAZU Allergology Center in Hvar in 1965. He researched allergies, skin tuberculosis, keratodermy and the problem of eczema, he introduced a new concept in the treatment of syphilis.

He was a regular member of JAZU (since 1947) and her vice president (1958-72). In 1962 he was awarded the Award for lifework.

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