2019 - 150 Years since the Birth of Risto Jeremic - First Day Cover
2019 - 150 Years since the Birth of Risto Jeremic - First Day Cover for only GBP £1.41
Dr Risto Jeremic was born in Foca on May 18th 1869, father Jovo and mother Krista, and died on September 16th 1952 in Mostar, where he was buried. In his home town he completed the Serbian Primary School. He started his high school in Sarajevo to continue in Dubrovnik, where he also graduated on July 29, 1889. He then enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine in Vienna to complete it in Graz, where he graduated in 1897. As a student, during school breaks, in 1892 he attempted to establish the „Focanski Soko'' gymnastics association in Foca, banned from the Austrian authorities, which was the forerunner of the ''Srpski Soko''. Upon completion of the studies, Dr. Risto Jeremic works at the Earth Hospital in Sarajevo, first as an intern, and then as a secondary doctor and a district doctor. He opts for the specialization in the field of surgery and thus becomes the first domestic surgeon from the territory of the former Bosnia and Herzegovina. In that time, he was one of the initiators and founder of the Serbian Educational and Cultural Society "Prosvjeta" in Sarajevo, whose president was in the period from 1903 to 1904.