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Erciyes Medical Journal Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin (1924–2018) and His Contributions to the History of Medical Sciences [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. Ahead of Print: EMJ-27443 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.27443

Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin (1924–2018) and His Contributions to the History of Medical Sciences

Halil Tekiner
Department of the History of Pharmacy and Ethics, Erciyes University Faculty of Pharmacy, Kayseri, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin (1924–2018), a renowned Turkish orientalist and historian of science, was the founder and long-term director of the Institute of the History of the Arab-Islamic Sciences at J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, since 1982. With respect to medical sciences, Fuat Sezgin outlined the historical development of medical literature in Islamic civilizations by introducing the works and contributions of numerous medical authors of the Islamic Golden Age. Among them, the third (1970) and fourth (1971) volumes of his voluminous work Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums (History of Arabic Writings), a systematically organized bio-bibliographical reference on the history of science and technology in the Islamic world, is of particular importance. Fuat Sezgin also established Frankfurt’s (1983) and Istanbul’s (2008) Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam, bringing together nearly 800 ingenious replicas of historical scientific instruments and medical tools.

Keywords: History of medicine, Turkey, biography, anniversaries and special events



Corresponding Author: Halil Tekiner, Türkiye
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