Ord. Prof. Dr. Cemil Topuzlu (1866-1958) and his Contributions to Turkish Surgery


Bulletin of Transilvania Universiy of Brasov, vol.6, no.51, pp.125-129, 2009 (Non Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 51
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Bulletin of Transilvania Universiy of Brasov
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-129
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Cemil Pasha was the most important figure in the history of 
Turkish surgery. He was a pioneer in a modernizing country thorough 
observing new approaches, models, techniques in the advanced countries and 
applying them in his own country. Establishing novel surgery techniques in 
Haydarpaşa Military Hospital, Zeynep Kamil Hospital, Demirkapı and 
Haydarpaşa Medical Hospitals Cemil Pasha strived to present the Turkish 
surgeons how hospitals and clinics should have been organized in a modern 
way; the efforts that resulted in high confidence of Turkish public opinion to 
surgeons. With his contributions to anesthesia and asepsis-antisepsis field 
Dr. Topuzlu is a path-breaking medical scientist, a fervent professor and 
administer in Turkey, who executed Istanbul mayoralty as well