Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 3&4,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Prejudices, treatment and nutrition of typhus in Serbia during the war years 1914-1915


Darko Gavrilovic 1*, Dejan Mikavica 2, Goran Vasin 2

Recieved Date: 2013-06-30, Accepted Date: 2013-10-20


For the most part, the typhus epidemic in Serbia, which took tens of thousands of lives, has not attracted the attention of historians with regard to issues related to nutrition and the conditions endured during the battle by the wounded as well as civilians. Nutrition represents one of the major factors when it comes to treating typhus. The inadequately prepared Serbian doctors and poorly organized medical services at the onset of World War I were not sufficiently focused on this matter. Allied missions in Serbia highly contributed to solving this problem in a more efficient and expedient manner by employing more up-to-date methods of hospital care. Furthermore, methods used to treat civilians and the wounded were also reviewed based on the records kept by members of foreign missions, the evidence of which can also be found in the original, limited data of the official ministries.


Nutrition, typhus, epidemic, disease, Serbia, railroad, army, First World War, soldiers, hospital

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 335-339

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