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Figure 15: Early anatomical scene from a manuscript authored by the 15th century Ottoman surgeon and physician Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu.
Medicine in the Middle Ages: New Insights and a Call for Further ResearchLEARN MORE
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26...
Figure 1: Portrait of Galen. Lithograph by Pierre Roche Vigneron. (Paris: Lithographie de Grégoire et Deneux, ca. 1865) (Source).
The Paracelsian Influence on Ottoman MedicineLEARN MORE
Galen's concept of medicine which dominated the medical world almost nearly for fifteen centuries began to...
Figure 1: Façade of the History of Medicine Museum.
The Medical History Museum of Istanbul University: Project, Challenges and Academic QuestionsLEARN MORE
This article is about the foundation of the Medical History Museum founded recently in Istanbul as part of...
Figure 1: Zal, the albino, on the simurg. Shahnamah Firdaws (Book of Kings of Firdaws, The Royal Asiatic society, MS. 239). © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke. Source: 38th International Congress on History of Medicine, Turkish Medical History Through Miniature Pictures Exhibition (Istanbul, 2002).
The Simurgh: A Symbol of Holistic Medicine in the Middle Eastern Culture in HistoryLEARN MORE
This article discusses the view that the simurgh, a mythological bird with supernatural characteristics, was...
Figure 1: The authors of the article: Aliya Khan (left), Ingrid Hehmeyer (right).
Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical ScienceLEARN MORE
The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some of the earliest writings in human history. Yet a...
Figure 1: An illustration of a medical practitioner and a patient. (Source: Millet Kutuphanesi, Ali Emiri, nr. 79.).
Highly Valued Virtues of Classical Ottoman Turkish Medical Ethics: A View From Past to FutureLEARN MORE
Virtues such as modesty, contentedness, fidelity and hopefulness expected from a physician must be perceived...