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The building, known as Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Adlîye-i Şahane, was the first modern medical school of the Ottoman Empire. Construction of the Haydarpaşa Mekteb-i Tıbbiye building began on February 11, 1895 and the building was opened on November 6, 1903, the birthday of Sultan Abdülhamit II. Used until 1933 as the Faculty of Medicine, the building was then used as Haydarpaşa High School for 50 years until 1983. In 1983, it was incorporated into Marmara University, and in 2015 it was given to the University of Health Sciences.

The architectural design of the building belongs to Alexandre Vallaury and Raimondo D'Aronco, the leading architects of the period. Built on a land of approximately 80,000 m², the building reflects the design approach of late period barracks, with its plan surrounding an inner yard of 80 m x 140 m. Built of cut stone, it is said that the stones were specially quarried from quarries in Hereke and Bilecik, and some stones were brought from Italy. The metal structure parts used in the building were manufactured in Belgium, the best water lime brought from Marseille was used for the mortars, and the windows with metal frames were prepared in Vienna.

Within the scope of the Restoration works, surveys and analysis were carried out on the building. Documents in the archives were examined and roof and facade details that have not survived to the present day were reached. Dismantling and research rasps were carried out inside the building and sandblasting works were carried out on the facades. All restoration and conservation works were completed and the building became operational as the Health Sciences University Campus.

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