Safiye Ali

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Safiye Ali
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Born 1891
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died 1952
Education Robert College
Known for First female Turkish medical doctor
Medical career
Profession Physician
Institutions Istanbul

Safiye Ali (1891–1952) was a Turkish physician, the first Turkish woman to become a medical doctor. She was a graduate of Robert College in Constantinople (today-Istanbul). She treated the soldiers in the Balkan Wars, World War I and the Turkish War of Independence.[citation needed]. She studied medicine in Germany in 1916, and opened her office in Constantinople in 1922.[1][2][3]

Legacy

Her name is given to a family health center in Istanbul.[4]

References

  1. ^ Abadan-Unat, Kandiyoti & Kıray 1981, 9
  2. ^ Arda 2009, 11.
  3. ^ Davis 1986, 266.
  4. ^ "İstanbul Sağlık Müdürlüğü". Istanbulsaglik.gov.tr. Retrieved 2015-11-08.

Bibliography

  • Abadan-Unat, Nermin; Kandiyoti, Deniz; Kıray, Mübeccel Belik (1981), Women in Turkish Society, BRILL, ISBN 90-04-06346-3.
  • Arda, Berna (2009), Anatolia; The Cradle of Modern Medicine (PDF), http://dergiler.ankara.edu.tr/: Journal of Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, 62(1)
  • Davis, Fanny (1986), The Ottoman Lady: A Social History from 1718 to 1918, Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 0-313-24811-7.


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