Safiye Ali

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Safiye Ali
Safiye Ali.jpg
Born1891
Died1952
EducationRobert College
Known forFirst female Turkish medical doctor
Medical career
ProfessionPhysician
InstitutionsIstanbul

Safiye Ali (1891–1952) was a Turkish physician, the first Turkish woman to become a medical doctor. She was a graduate of Robert College in Constantinople (today-Istanbul). She treated the soldiers in the Balkan Wars, World War I and the Turkish War of Independence.[citation needed]. She studied medicine in Germany in 1916, and opened her office in Constantinople in 1922.[1][2][3]

Legacy[edit]

Her name is given to a family health center in Istanbul.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abadan-Unat, Kandiyoti & Kıray 1981, 9
  2. ^ Arda 2009, 11.
  3. ^ Davis 1986, 266.
  4. ^ "İstanbul Sağlık Müdürlüğü". Istanbulsaglik.gov.tr. Retrieved 2015-11-08.

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