The place of turkish armed forces in the history of turkish drug industry: The historical development of military drug factory Türk ilaç sanayi tarihinde silahlı kuvvetlerin yeri: Milli savunma bakanlığı ordu İlaç fabrikası’nın tarihsel gelişimi

SÖZEN ŞAHNE B., Arslan M. , Şar S.

TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, vol.14, no.2, pp.171-176, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/pmb.1-1404381375
  • Title of Journal : TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-176
  • Keywords: Drug industry, History of pharmacy, Military pharmacy


© 2015,Gulhane Military Medical Academy. All rights reserved.Military services have many contributions to the development of societies all over the world. In war and peace and also in emergencies, they continue to serve to their workers and civilian people. It is known that, Turkish Military Forces as one of the largest military forces in the world have the ability to provide health-care services. Firstly, in the Crimean War between 1853 and 1856, Gülhane Military Hospital in Istanbul began to produce medicine and bandages which are needs of the Turkish Army. Afterwards, in the First World War, the production of such needs continued in a storage Beylerbeyi Palace and in Konya. In 1928, these institutions were combined in Ankara the capital city of the Turkish Republic. The production continues in the pharmaceutical factory under the Ministry of National Defense. The historical evaluation of the military drug factory and its contribution to health services were examined in this study.