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History of Infectious Diseases / VOLUME 5, ISSUE 4, DECEMBER 2023

Knidos Medical School and its Reflections on Modern Medicine

Önder Ergönül

Many people assumed that Asclepius was the God of Medicine and that her followers, the Asclepiads, were priests in temples and shrines called Asclepion. Asclepius and her daughter Hygeia who is known as goddess of hygiene are still the iconic names for modern medicine (Figure 1). However, as our knowledge deepened, it became possible to […] Read More

Commentary / VOLUME 5, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2023

Centenary of the Republic and 90th Anniversary of the University Reform in Türkiye

Önder Ergönül

The Oppenheimer film reminded us once again of the situations in which scientists were forced to immigrate unwillingly from their own countries. No doubt, the most striking tragedies happened during the Nazi period in Germany. The film reflected many physicists, including Einstein, who emigrated from Europe to the USA during this period and aroused curiosity […] Read More

History of Infectious Diseases / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2020

A Physician’s Encounter with Epidemics: Courage vis-á-vis Ignorance

Fatih Artvinli

It would be apt to refer to the 20th century as a period of forgetting or not remembering in terms of the history of medicine in general and history of epidemics in particular. A historian of medicine, Frank Snowden, refers to this state as historical amnesia. With the sense of fear and danger that COVID-19 pandemic has instilled in people, the curiosity Read More