The Married Couple Dickinson-Berry on Serbia

Rastović, Aleksandar P. (2011) The Married Couple Dickinson-Berry on Serbia. Beogradski istorijski glasnik, 2. pp. 221-230. ISSN 2217-4338

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The paper analyzes the eff orts of the British couple May Dickinson and James Berry to change the negative image of Serbia in the British public in the fi rst two decades of the twentieth century. These two eminent doctors gained a positive impression of the Serbs already during their fi rst visit to Serbia in 1904, when they attended the coronation ceremony of King Petar Karadjordjević. Their medical and humanitarian mission from 1915 to 1916 is particularly important, when they, together with fi ft y of their colleagues formed a special hospital, the so-called ‘Berry mission’ in Vrnjačka Banja. Th anks to their unselfish efforts they eradicated the typhus that was raging throughout Serbia during those months, and cured many sick and wounded Serbian soldiers. Having returned to London they published a book in which they presented their impressions of their stay in Serbia and the humanitarian medical work.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID časopisa: 180455692 COBISS.SR-ID rada: 187237388
Uncontrolled Keywords: Great Britain, Serbia, The First World War, doctors, hospital, humanitarian missions
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2021 10:16
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 10:23

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