Dr Adolph Hempt, founder and first director
Dr Milan Nikolić
The first Pasteur Institute in Serbia, was founded in Nis in 1900. Its great work, mainly on rabies and variola vaccine production was stopped during the First World War: In the health policy of the Monarchy of Serbs, Croatians and Slovenians, the priority was given to the organization of preventive medicine. A great number of bacteriological laboratories, stations for desinfection, antituberculosis, antialchoholic and antitrachoma clinics were founded. Their work was coordinated by Central Hygienic Institute in Belgrade, founded in 1924. The Pasteur Institute in Nis was restored in 1928. and new ones were founded in Novi Sad and Cetinje.
The Pasteur Institute in Novi Sad, which was founded in 1921. became central in the Country in 1928, thanks to a new method of producing inactivated ether-
Dr Milan Nicolich, Hempt's successor, was second director of Pasteur Institute which was famous scientist in the Europe. He organized a industrial production of Hempt's vaccine