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The Origin of the Name Forbes Journal of Medicine;

The Forbes Mansion, located in the garden of Buca Seyfi Demirsoy Training and Research Hospital, is a symbolic structure for the Buca district of Izmir and our hospital. Therefore, the silhouette of the Forbes Mansion, which gave its name to our journal, forms the logo of our journal.

The History of Forbes Mansion:
Located in the center of Buca district, one of the oldest settlements in Izmir dating back to around 130 BC, the "Buca Seyfi Demirsoy Education and Research Hospital" operates on a 132-acre area covered with pine and olive trees, including a historic structure known as the "Forbes Mansion". Among the Levantine mansions in Buca, the Forbes Mansion is the most striking and magnificent. Built in 1908 to be used as a hunting lodge by the English Forbes family, who were known for exporting licorice root and antimony ore during their time in Izmir. The mansion burned down entirely in 1909, just a year after its construction, and was rebuilt in 1910. After the Forbes family, who resided in the mansion for a while, left Izmir, the Whittall family began living in the mansion. In 1950, the "Forbes Mansion," then property of the Ministry of Health, was used as a polyclinic for many years.

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