Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Ottoman-Turkish

  • An emigrant doctor’s linguistic journey on crutches

    Zeynel A. Karcioglu Charlottesville, Virginia, United States   Figure 1. A photograph of Kemal Atatürk unveiling the new Turkish alphabet in 1928. I am a linguistic cripple like many other immigrants. When I came to the United States as a foreign medical graduate I was rather young, but the neurocognitive linguistic skills of my Turkish…