A man guards his wife he has brought here to be examined.
In the background: The great hall of the hospital with bays and corner rooms set about a spacious pool. It is crowned by a dome. It is worth noting the extravagant thickening of the triangular corners resulting from the hexagonal plan, typical of the Ottoman search for a considerable margin of safety.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Islamic Architecture: Ottoman Turkey’ (Godfrey Goodwin) – London 1977