William Wittman, a British surgeon, accompanied a group of British and Turkish soldiers in a military expedition through Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. Executing his duties as a doctor, Wittman’s particular insight comes from the treatment of patients during this courageous journey from Constantinople to Cairo. A fascinating window into nineteenth century life in the Middle East, this is an absorbing story of a doctor’s struggle to help people that do not speak his language, in lands containing infectious diseases Europeans had never before encountered.
- Explores nineteenth century life in the Middle East
- Absorbing travelogue of a doctor’s struggle to help people
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Praise for the Print Edition
The boldness and enterprise of medical men, is quite as striking as the courage displayed in battle, and evinces how much the power of encountering danger depends upon habit. It is an excellent lounging book, full of pleasant details, never wearying by prolixity, or offending by presumption, and is apparently the production of a respectable, worthy man.
- Title: Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria, and Across the Desert into Egypt
- Author: William Wittman
- Publisher: Richard Phillips
- Publication Date: 1803
- Pages: 618
About William Wittman
William Wittman was a doctor and surgeon who worked for the British military in the Ordnance Medical Department his entire career. He became the Assistant Surgeon General and Deputy Inspector of the Royal Ordnance Hospital at Woolwich in 1814. He died from injuries suffered in the battle of Waterloo on July 22, 1815.