[FIRST TURKISH BOOK ON MICROBIOLOGY] Mikrob: Emrâz-i sariye ve sarboniyenin vesâil-i sirayeti ve usûl-i telkihleri. [i.e. Microbe]. Translated by Hüseyin Remzi, Hüseyin Hüsnü

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DR. HÜSEYIN REMZI, (1839-1896); EDOUARD LOUIS TROUESSART, (1842-1927); CHARLES CHAMBERLAND, (1851-1908), Mahmud Bey Matbaasi, Istanbul, [AH 1304] = 1886.

Contemporary quarter leather bdg. Foolscap 8vo. (17 x 12 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). [8], 106 p., b/w plates. With bound other two illustrated books titled "Kiraat" and "Takvîmü'l-edvâr". Slight foxing and fading on the spine and some papers, peeling on the rear board. Overall a good copy.

First and only edition of this extremely rare first Turkish book on microbiology, including an uncommon account of microbiological observations in Paris by both authors, additionally the partial translation of French zoologist Trouessart's book titled "Les microbes, les ferments et les moisissures" [i.e. "Microbes, ferments, and moulds] in 1886, with the chapter of the anthrax disease written by French microbiologist Chamberland.

Hüseyin Remzi (1839-1896) prepared this book when he was the teacher of zoology in Mekteb-i Tibbiye-i Sâhâne [i.e. The Imperial Ottoman Medicine School] with Hüseyin Hüsnü Bey who was the teacher of veterinary in the same school. The chapters including both authors' accounts of their microbiological observations in Paris are unique and the first scientific examples of the field.

The Imperial Military School of Medicine or the Imperial School of Medicine was a school of medicine in Ottoman Constantinople, originally commissioned by Sultan Mahmud II on March 14, 1827, to be operated by the military, it was the empire's first medical school, modeled on those in the West.

Özege 13562.; TBTK 12357.; We are not able to trace any institutional physical and duplicate copy in OCLC or Library Hub. Not obtainable from online sources.

-- Natural science History of science Microbiology The Ottoman Empire Middle East