56. Medical Innovators in the Ottoman Empire
Composed by a physician from fifteenth-century Anatolia named Şerefeddin Sabuncuoğlu, Cirahiyyetü'l-Haniyye (Imperial Surgery) is a unique illustrated surgery manual the sheds light onto medical practice and experimentation in the early Ottoman Empire. Sabuncuoğlu's manual describes treatments that range from medical to cosmetic dealing with virtually every part of the human body. In this podcast, we unveil our image collection based on the manual and give some background regarding Sabuncuoğlu and Ottoman medicine.
Elçin Arabacı is a PhD student at Georgetown University studying the urban and social history of the Ottoman Empire (see academia.edu)
Check out these images from the manual!