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Radiology and Contemporary Medicine / Ottoman Empire: نوسال عافيت [Nusal-i afiyet. 4]



8°: [4 pp. titles], 736 pp., with3 interleaved plates, [2 pp.] blank, with original illustrated cover, contemporary three-quarter calf with yellow paper boards with debossed decoration, spine decorated with mounted paper elements, original green endpapers (good, minor staining and tiny tears in margins, one page with a small tear, loose endpapers missing, binding with light scratches, tiny worm holes and stains, paper decoration to spine partly missing).


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This is the fourth (of 5) installment in a series of separately issued works on modern Ottoman medicine, printed over a period of nine years, edited by Besim Ömer (for a longer description see our previous item).

This volume includes highly important articles on Ottoman modern medicine; on topics such as vaccines for children; medical workers in the Russo-Japanese War; the importance of sports for the development of muscles; female students of chemistry abroad; the importance of clean conditions for human beings and animals; on the danger of mosquitoes and various microbes; the function of the brain and nervous system; the danger of alcoholism commencing in childhood and drinking alcohol amongst women; portraits of contemporary Ottoman chemists and pharmacists; and sanitary inspections of various provinces, etc.

A special article is dedicated to Marie Curie and discovery of radium.

The present example is bound in a beautiful contemporary binding.

It is unclear in the records of Worldcat if Western institutions hold any examples of the present fourth volume.

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