Art in Turkish Dermatology

  • Yalçın Tüzün

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2007;1(2):0-0


Iconography plays a crucial role in the field of dermatology unlike other specialties. The collection composed of portraits, pictures, cartoons, wax moulds and miniatures represents the social and historical aspects of Turkish dermatology. The theme is mostly the definition of diseases and interventions. The artworks, unlike the counterparts in western countries are only created by physicians. Currently this collection is exhibited in 3 different museums in Istanbul University and Municipal Medical Center of Istanbul and draws the attention of paramedical visitors interested in medical culture and history as well as dermatologists.

Keywords: Art, Turkish dermatology, dermatology