May Kitab-i Muntehab fi al-tibb be Accepted as one of the Sources of ‘Alâ’im-i Cerrâhîn?
Ahmet Acıduman, Berna Arda
Keywords: Ala’im-i Cerrahin, Surgeon İbrahim, Kitab-ı Muntehab fi al-tibb, Abdülvehhab el-Mardani, Turkish medical manuscripts
Kitab-i Muntehab fi al-tibb ve Ala'im-i Cerrahin, which were considered as unique samples of the very first medical books in Turkish language, are two important manuscripts written and translated in Anatolia. While studies revealed that Kitab-i Muntehab fi al-tibb of Abdülvehhab bin Yusuf ibn-i Ahmed el-Mardani was written in 1420, one of the oldest copy of Surgeon İbrahim's Ala'im-i Cerrahin bears the date of 1505. Although there was a significant time difference, it was realized that some parts were common in these works. Comparing and evaluation of these interesting findings determined in the mentioned manuscripts are the subject of this article.