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100 YEARS, “CANTACUZINO” INSTITUTE

Romfilatelia celebrates a century of existence of the “Cantacuzino” National Medical-Military Research and Development Institute, an institution of strategic interest in the field of health insurance, by introducing into circulation the postage stamps issue 100 years,  “Cantacuzino” Institute.

The issue consists of a stamp with the face value of Lei 9, which illustrates the portrait of Professor Ion Cantacuzino, an aspect of his work, a microscope and a detail of the facade of the Cantacuzino Institute building, being completed by a First Day Cover, which contains the stamp and a label depicting Queen Marie of Romania, along with Professor Ion Cantacuzino and General Henri Berthelot, during a visit to a hospital in the year of the Great Union, 1918. The thematic illustration of the First Day Cover presents in facsimile the Decree signed by King Ferdinand I on April 1, 1921, by which the Institute of Serums and Vaccines “Dr. I. Cantacuzino” was founded.

The founder of the Institute, Professor Ion Cantacuzino, an exceptional figure in the history of Romania and world medical science, was one of the creators of the national school of microbiology, immunology and experimental medicine. He contributed to the modernization of Romania by participating in the elaboration of the Sanitary Law of 1910 and of the Constitution of 1923.

Remarkable achievements of Romanian medicine are linked to the activity of the institute, such as: eradication of malaria and smallpox, creation of Polidin and the series of immunomodulators, polio, influenza, measles and rabies vaccines, elimination of polio and reduction, up to the elimination threshold, of the incidence of diseases such as: typhoid fever, diphtheria, influenza and tetanus.

On April 1st, 2021, the “Cantacuzino” National Medical-Military Research and Development Institute was decorated, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its establishment, for the important results obtained in the field of public health, through high quality interdisciplinary research and activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases, with the Order of “Sanitary Merit” in the rank of Grand Officer.

Romfilatelia thanks to the representatives of the “Cantacuzino” National Medical-Military Research and Development Institute for the documentary support granted in the development of this postage stamps issue.

 The postage stamps issue 100 years, “Cantacuzino” Institute will be available on Friday, 5th of November 2021, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara and online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/.

For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 336 93 92

pr@romfilatelia.ro