A contribution of Osman Asaf Sokolović to the history of health education in Sarajevo
The author of this article presents a contribution of Osman A. Sokolović to the history of health education in Sarajevo during the period of Turkish rule. In two presented works Osman A. Sokolović made a survey of circumstances that had influence on the hygienic and health culture of the old Sarajevo.
The work, »Oriental Medical Books of My Library«. deals in detail with about 40 manuscripts and 15 printed books among which the most significant is the Qanun by Ibn Sina.
His second work »Contributions to the Sanitation of the Old Sarajevo« treats the Services of healers, physicians, herbalists, berbers as well as the transcription of books and the documents concerning health care that are based on the Sidžil documents from the XVIII and XIXth centuries.
Of special importance is his yet undescribed work »Mualdžatun nafia« which he compiled with Smail Hakki Čaušević. It is a collection of prescriptions taken from the margins of medical books.