Ottoman Medicine

Healing and Medical Institutions, 1500-1700

Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
eISBN-13: 9781438425368

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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.

ISBNs 9781438425290, 1438425368, 9781438425368
Language English