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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...
Figure 1: Akil Muhtar Özden (1877-1946).
Famous Figures of the Modern Turkish Medical SchoolLEARN MORE
To throw light on famous figures of the Turkish modern medical school, this article introduces a set of nine...
Figure 1: An artistic impression of Al-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...