Balich is a well-known surname in Crimea. There are many successful and famous doctors among the representatives of this genus. Such was Yakub Balich — a famous surgeon, to whom people from all over the Union came to Tashkent, a candidate of medical sciences, an associate professor. Hardworking and talented Jakub Balich died very early — at the age of 59, he never returned to his homeland. But his work is continued by his children, who followed in their father’s footsteps and became doctors.