Hydrocephalus in Sabuncuoğlu's Textbook of Surgery: Cerrahiyyet’ ul Haniyye

  title={Hydrocephalus in Sabuncuoğlu's Textbook of Surgery: Cerrahiyyet’ ul Haniyye},
  author={Tufan Hiçd{\"o}nmez and Memet M. {\"O}zek},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
In the history of medicine, as a distinct surgical entity, hydrocephalus has been known since the Greek antiquity. From the time of Hippocrates to the Renaissance, many physicians mentioned hydrocephalus, the excess of fluid in the head [1, 6, 9]. One original chapter that mentions hydrocephalus is found in the handwritten and illustrated textbook of surgery namely, Cerrahiyyet’ ul Haniyye, about a fifteenth century Turkish surgeon. Serafettin Sabuncuoğlu (1385–1486 AD) was born in the… CONTINUE READING


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