Contributions of foreign scientists to the Turkish veterinary medicine and animal husbandry in the early republican period (1923-1933) Cumhuriyet’in erken dönemlerinde (1923-1933) yabancı bilim adamlarının türk veteriner hekimliği ve hayvancılığına katkıları

Küçükaslan Ö., YERLİKAYA N., Yiğit A.

Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, vol.24, no.1, pp.45-51, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2017.18257
  • Journal Name: Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-51
  • Keywords: Foreign scientists, History, Republic, Turkey, Veterinary medicine
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


In early republican period through Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s aim to raise the nation to the level of contemporary civilizations, a large number of acknowledged specialists were invited from numerous countries and these specialists provided remarkable contributions to the fields of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry in Turkey. These specialists performed visits to livestock establishments and laboratories across the country and carried out research and inspections and then submitted reports to the Ministry of Agriculture. The research on the history of veterinary medicine shows that there has been no comprehensive study that collectively evaluates all of the specialists invited from foreign countries for the improvement of the fields of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry. With this study, which was aimed to investigate the specialists that arrived in Turkey in the early Republican period (1923-1933), 14 brief data relating the specialists were prepared by using archival documents, Ministry of Agriculture Specialists Reports and other sources and 11 photos have been reached. It can be said that the reports of foreign specialists coming to Turkey are presented for the development of animal husbandry and veterinary medicine and that the various opinions and suggestions in the reports can be regarded as important contributions to the progress of the country.