Nikola Jagić
(1875 – 1956)

Honorary diploma of doctor of medicine Nikola Jagić
School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, 3rd April 1936.
inv. nr. HMMF-259

Nikola Jagić

Nikola Jagić (Berlin, 22nd October 1875 – Vienna, 28th October 1956), an Austrian internist of Croatian origin. In 1900 he completed his medical studies in Vienna. There he worked as an Assistant in the First and then Head of the Second Internal Clinic and as a full-time university professor until 1947. In particular he was involved in physical diagnosis, cardiology and hematology. He has made an atlas for clinical microscopy, wrote several manuals about internal medicine that were used by several generations of Central European doctors, and has set up simple rules that for a long time were the basis for treating diseases of heart and blood vessels.

He supported the opening of the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb but in 1935 dissmised the invitation to take over the headquarters of the Zagreb Internal Clinic. In 1936 he was promoted to the honorary doctor of the University of Zagreb and in 1940 was elected honorary member of the Croatian Medical Association.

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