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2011, Volume 27, Number 3, Page(s) 181-184     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2011.01072
Hamdi Suat-Hulusi Behçet: An Affective Trainee - Tutor Relationship from Turkish Medical History
1Department of Dermatology, Acıbadem Adana Hospital, ADANA, TURKEY
2Department of History of Medicine and Ethics, Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, ADANA, TURKEY
Keywords: Behcet disease, Pathology, Medical history, 20th cent., Turkey, Hamdi Suat Aknar, Hulusi Behçet

This article is about the trainee - tutor relationship between two eminent figures of Turkish medical history, namely Hamdi Suat Aknar (1873-1936) and Hulusi Behçet (1889-1948). Hamdi Suat Aknar was the pioneer of modern pathology in Turkey. Alongside his scientific achievements, he took educational activities seriously and exerted a great effort to train his students as proficient clinicians and physicians with good command of histology and histopathology. Hulusi Behçet met Hamdi Suat Aknar when he was a medical student and did not lose his contact with him ever since, even after becoming an internationally well-known scientist. Hulusi Behçet mentioned his tutor with gratitude at every opportunity and wrote a necrology full of sincerity after his death.

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