Osman Nuri Eralp

Osman Nuri Eralp (1876—1940, Istanbul) was a Turkish politician, veterinarian and microbiologist.[1]

Osman Nuri Eralp
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Born1876
Died1940
NationalityTurkish
Alma materDarülfünun
Sorbonne
Pasteur Institute
Scientific career
FieldsVeterinary medicine, bacteriology, virology
InstitutionsIstanbul University
Ankara University

Eralp was born in İstanbul, then in the Ottoman Empire, and now in Turkey. He completed his university education at "Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Mülkiye" which was the medical school of Darülfünun (House of Multiple Sciences, name of Istanbul University in Ottoman era). To continue studying for a post-graduate qualification, he attended Sorbonne and Pasteur Institute. After graduation, he worked as a veterinarian and also continued his researches. After 1908, he worked as a full-time academic at Istanbul University and Ankara University. He lectured on histology and embryology.[2]

He notably contributed to the field of bacteriology via his research on microorganisms (tuberculosis, anthrax, cholera, syphilis, gonorrhea), and the field of virology by his research on rinderpest.

He wrote the first science fiction book in Turkey called Başka Dünyalarda Canlı Mahlukat Var Mıdır? (Are there alive creatures in other worlds?).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Melikoğlu, B. (2007). Osman Nuri Eralp'in "Bakteriyoloji dersleri" adlı kitabının veteriner hekimliği tarihi açısından değerlendirilmesi. PhD., The Graduate School of Health Sciences of Ankara University.
  2. ^ Osmanağaoğlu, Ş.; Melikoğlu, B. (2009). "A historical glance at eradication of glander disease in Turkey". The Journal of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Kafkas. 15 (3): 331–337.
  3. ^ "Başka Dünyalarda Canlı Mahlukat Var Mıdır?". www.kitapyurdu.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-11-29.