İrfan Elmacı

Keywords: Vaccine, Smallpox Vaccine, Rabies Vaccine, Ottoman Empire, Science, Technology


The vaccine researches and production is not convenient level in Turkey in the context of science and technology. However, with its trained manpower, Turkey is expected to be in a better position in the World from the point of view of the vaccine researches and production considering developments in this field in the Late Ottoman Period. In this regard, 18th and 19th Centuries vaccine activities of the Ottoman Empire should be revealed. This essay is prepared in order to show this purpose. In this essay, smallpox vaccine and rabies vaccine activities in the Late Ottoman Period are explained briefly in the center of science and technology in comparison with the developments of Western science and technology. The topic is enriched with the prominent Turkish scientists in this area.