Title in original language: Český lekár Bohuslav Albert a jeho priekopnícka činnosť na Podkarpatskej Rusi v rokoch 1919–1927
Author: Igor Lichtej
Title in English: Czech doctor Bohuslav Albert and his pioneering work in Subcarpathian Ruthenia in 1919–1927
Journal: Česko-slovenská historická ročenka 23, 2, 2021, pp. 83-96
Abstract: The article covers the activities of a Czech surgeon, doctor Bohuslav Albert, in Subcarpathian Ruthenia. He arrived in the region in the autumn of 1919 by order of Edmond Hennocque, the then commander-in-chief of Subcarpathian Ruthenia, and became the chief physician and head of the Mukachevo hospital, which at that time was in a neglected condition. His work was supported by Václav Pejše, who was himself – just like Bohuslav Albert – a young and talented specialist. With financial aid provided by the authorities, they quickly managed to extensively renovate the Mukachevo hospital, repairing some wards and remodelling others. In particular, the examination department was completely rebuilt and the laboratory was supplied with equipment. An outpatient clinic became fully operational, where even poor patients could receive medical care, and a new infectious disease unit was opened. In addition, new modern buildings were added to the hospital, including paediatric and surgical wards. Thanks to the efforts of Bohuslav Albert and his colleagues, the Mukachevo hospital was able to provide high-quality medical services to the population of Subcarpathian Ruthenia. Bohuslav Albert was also actively involved in the Czechoslovak Red Cross, heading its regional branch.
Keywords: Bohuslav Albert, Václav Pejše, Subcarpathian Ruthenia, Mukachevo, Mukachevo hospital, Central Union of Czechoslovak Doctors, Czechoslovak Red Cross division for Subcarpathian Ruthenia, social and medical congress in Mukachevo