Dr. Risto Jeremic was born in 1869 in Foca. He died in 1952 in Mostar. He was one of the initiators and founders of the Serbian cultural and educational association “Prosvjeta”, and then president of its General Committee. In Foca in 1893 he founded the first gymnastic association, and then the temperance association “Pobratimstvo”. He graduated from Medical school in Graz and was the first man from Foca who had a university degree, and then the first local surgeon in the former Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the author of fifteen books, mostly history of medicine in Yugoslav countries and more than sixty scientific papers in various fields. He was director of the Provincial Hospital in Sarajevo, SANU member and an honorary doctor of the University of Belgrade.