Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Midhat Pasha

  • The first general hospital of Baghdad

    Hussain Al-SardarEngland, United Kingdom In 1872, Midhat Pasha, the governor of Baghdad, noticed the high prevalence of disease among the city’s population as well as the abuse of patients by conjurers, quibblers, and equivocators. He built the first hospital in the city on the Al Kargh side of the river Tigris, which divides the capital…