TITLE

Smallpox inoculation and the Ottoman contribution: A Brief Historiography

AUTHOR(S)
Aboul-Enein, Basil H.; Ross, Michael W.; Aboul-Enein, Faisal H.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Texas Public Health Journal;Winter2012, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the smallpox inoculation in the Ottoman empire. It states that women from the Caucasus who served in the harem of the Turkish Sultan were inoculated in their childhood, and has brought the variolation to the court of the Ottoman Porte. It also says that the Seljuk Turks have introduced the method of variolation in the Asia Minor. It adds that Ottoman doctors have introduced the methods of cutaneous inoculation in Europe in the eighteenth century.
ACCESSION #
72318717

 

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