Ottoman Medicine: Healing and Medical Institutions, 1500-1700

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The social history of medicine in the Ottoman Empire and the historic Middle East is told in rich detail for the first time in English. Accessible and engaging, Ottoman Medicine sheds light on the work and power of medical practitioners in the Ottoman world. The enduring significance and fascinating history of Ottoman medicine emerge through a consideration of its medical ethics, troubled relationship with religion, standards of professionalism, bureaucratization and health systems management, and the extent of state control. Of interest to healthcare providers, healers, and patients, this book helps us better understand and appreciate the medical practices of non-Western societies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlbany, NY
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages277
ISBN (Electronic)1438425295, 1438425368, 1441635394, 9781438425290, 9781438425306, 9781441635396
ISBN (Print)9781438425290, 9781438425306, 1438425295, 1438425309
StatePublished - 2009

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Medical care -- Turkey -- History
  • Medicine -- Turkey -- History


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