Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

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The Beginnings of the First Surgical Unit of Cluj


Ionuț Isaia Jeican and Constantin Ciuce

The first Surgical Unit of Cluj was built between 1897-1899 as a unit of the newly founded “Carolina” National Hungarian University Hospital, which had been designed as a pavilion-type hospital. The surgical building rose on three levels and included the orthopedic outpatient unit, the surgical outpatient unit, a small operating unit, wards with 8 to 24 beds, laboratories, quarters for a part of the staff, teaching rooms, administrative rooms. The main space of the teaching activity was the lecture theater. The clinic capacity (100 beds) was exceeded immediately after its opening, which documents the importance of the Cluj medical center as early as the beginning of the 20th century. The clinic had very well-defined functional routings, aimed at preserving the spaces in aseptic condition. This article depicts a piece of the medical history of Cluj, showing the place and the way our forerunner surgeons worked.


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