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A reply to the letter to the editor by Ortug with regard to the paper “Şânîzâde Mehmed Atâullah Efendi (1771?–1826), who is the author of the first modern anatomy book Mirâtül-Ebdân fî Teşrîhi Âzâül-İnsân in the Ottoman Empire”

  • İlhan BahşiEmail author
  • Ayşe Bahşi
Author’s Reply

Dear Editor:

We read with interest the comments made by Ortug [1] to our paper “Şânîzâde Mehmed Atâullah Efendi (1771?–1826), who is the author of the first modern anatomy book Mirâtül-Ebdân fî Teşrîhi Âzâül-İnsân in the Ottoman Empire” [2], and we thank the author for the careful reading of our article. We think that this reply letter gives us the opportunity to explain some aspects of our study in detail.

In our article [2], we give general information about Şânîzâde’s life and books. We mentioned 56 anatomical drawings in the book named Mirâtül-Ebdân fî Teşrîhi Âzâül-İnsân. We state that Şânîzâde referred to different authors for some of these drawings, and did not make any references to others. However, we did not make a comprehensive evaluation on the origin of these drawings and say whether he used these pictures exactly the same or changed them.

First of all, we state that we made comprehensive literature search before writing our paper. As a result of this searching, we...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Faculty of MedicineGaziantep UniversityGaziantepTurkey
  2. 2.Clinic of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationGaziantep Dr. Ersin Arslan Education and Research HospitalGaziantepTurkey

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