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MEDICINE IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: نوسال عافيت [Nusal-i afiyet [also] Nevsâl-i Afiyet.. Third Year]



8°, contemporary brown binding with calf spine with embossed decoration and gold lettering, cloth boards, contemporary endpapers with floral pattern (light staining, mostly to the first and last pages, minor scuffing to the spine, a small loss of paper in the corner of rear lose endpaper, otherwise in a good, used condition).


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Nusal-i afiyet was an Ottoman medical journal, with the first edition published in 1315 AH (1898/ 1899 AD), followed in irregular intervals by three more issues until 1322 AH (1906 AD). The illustrated publication is rich with information on contemporary Ottoman medicine, hospitals and other institutions, medical discoveries etc.

The founder of the magazine Besim Ömer Akalın, was an Ottoman Turkish medical doctor who was responsible for introducing modern obstetrics and gynecology to the country.

This third issue features portraits of famous contemporary Ottoman medical doctors, pharmacists and military officers, including the portrait of Abdullah Bey (born Karl Eduard Hammerschmidt, 1800 – 1874), a mineralogist and physician of Austrian origins, and the only known portrait of Karl Ambros Bernard (1808 – 1844) an Austro-Hungarian medical doctor, who became the founder of the modern Imperial School of Medicine in Istanbul.

Other richly illustrated articles discuss subjects such as the benefits of treating female diseases with spas and water, bacteria, parasites and alcoholism.

References: OCLC 984383438, 984383438, 657119954, 704869998 (various issues and eBooks); ÖZEGE 15409.

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