Volume 2010, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Prof. Dr. Hulusi Behcet is a famous Turkish physician. He was the one who discovered the Behcet's Disease and he studied many topics on dermatology. Dr. Behcet was born on 20 February 1889 in Istanbul. He graduated from Gulhane Military Medical Academy and completed his specialization in 1914. Between 1918 and 1919, he went to Budapest and to Berlin's Charity Hospital to improve his medical knowledge. He was appointed as the head-physician at the Hasky Venereal Disease Hospital in Istanbul in 1923. Six months later, he was appointed as dermatologist to Gureba Hospital which is now a part of the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, for which he received the title of professor in 1933. After the 1933 University Reform, he set up the department of dermatology and venereal diseases. Prof. Dr. Hulusi Behcet was the first Turkish who received the title of Professor in the Turkish academic life.


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