Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” lived on the island of Kos, a stone’s-throw away from Turkish shores. In Pergamum, on Turkey’s Aegean Coast, one can still visit the remains of Aesculapion, the ancient hospital where famous physician Galen had practiced medicine.
Edirne, the capital of the Ottoman Empire before the conquest of Istanbul, is home to the Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum, which includes a fascinating hospital and medical center that famous for employing revolutionary and unorthodox (at least for the 15th Century) treatments for people with mental disorders – using music, sounds of flowing water, and scents of flowers. This was also home to an eye center where patients came from different lands for surgeries using techniques that were groundbreaking for those times.
We can design a fantastic itinerary that includes several ancient hospitals, as well as a seminar with Turkish medical doctors.