The foundation of the Comenius University Medical Faculty in Bratislava in 1919 was an important historical milestone in the development of higher education in Slovakia. The university education of the Slovak nation began to arise with the effective support of Czech intelligentsia and an effort of the Slovak progressive initiators. The Faculty of Medicine, established with other three faculties in the first phase, was a practical demonstration of the new incoming path. Applying these historical events to the present with respect and acknowledgment, we appreciate and remember achievements and activities of the initiators, who have set up the direction of the medical education development in Slovakia and their followers, who continued to raise the education process at the medical faculty.
Knowledge of the history in every direction of human activity is a primary expression of gratitude and respect to the initiators, who have been able to work in difficult conditions and have not surrendered. In addition to the remembrance, many have left rare publications that have significant professional value and have been inspired for the next generation.
The Academic Library of the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University in Bratislava decided to make accessible to the wide professional public some historical literary gems that are available thanks to fortunate occasions and systematic search of library staff.