Yerlioğlu, Akif Ercihan
Research Topic: Paracelsus Goes East: Ottoman Medicine in the Early Modern Period
Mr. Yerlioğlu is a PhD candidate History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, having earlier received his B.A. in Psychology in 2007, his M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2010, and having worked as a psychotherapist. He is interested mainly in the fields of history of medicine and the social history of healing practices in the early modern period. In his research at ANAMED, he is working on the Ottoman medical discourse of the mid-seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, especially the novel ideas that were generally put under the umbrella term tibb-ı cedid (“new medicine”). He follows a comprehensive approach analyzing the medical texts of early modern Ottoman physicians and the interactions between the state and the physicians in the medical marketplace.