The short working period of the Austrian ear, nose and throat specialist Professor Erich Ruttin at Istanbul University in 1934 and 1935

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Namal A.

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.115, no.12, pp.432-437, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03040437
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.432-437
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The Austrian Professor Erich Ruttin was appointed as the director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of Istanbul University at the beginning of September 1934. Leaving behind the directorship of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic of Rudolfspital in Wien, Ruttin no doubt tried to leave Austria due to the beginning of anti-semitic influences of the Nazi regime in Germany, which had lead him to sign a contract with the Istanbul University for a period of ten years. It is remarkable that despite this contract he stayed only one year in Turkey. This article presents his contributions in the field of otorhinolaryngology during his short stay in Turkey and explains the background of his early departure.