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Gypsy Doctors of The Desert: Sulubbas 19/12/2011
Sulubba Gypsies living in almost every part of the Arab world save people who lose their ways or take ill because of the hard conditions of the desert for thousands of years. They are Gypsy doctors of the desert. Sulubba Gypsies' healing mission is one of the best examples of the contributions maden by the peoples who belongs to Gypsy Universal Community to the human civilization.
Sulubba Gypsies who know very well the desert and water resources of the desert guide for Bedouin camel herders for thousands of years. Sulubba Gypsies who are also tinsmiths, musicians and hunters are being accepted as masters of folk medicine. Peoples belonging to Gypsy Universal Community have served health service demanded by non-Gypsies espacially before spreading of industry. In one sense, first doctors of humanity before establishing of modern medicine were peoples belonging to Gypsy Universal Community.
The incident lived by an Italian who lost his way in the desert prove the importance of the healing mission of Sulubba Gypsies. Carlo Guarmani fainted because of the hard conditions of the desert. When he waked up, he was in a tent of Sulubba Gypsies. He was treated by Sulubba women with their original methods. Surely, Carlo Guarmani was only one of the thousands of people who were saved by Sulubba Gypsies. However we could easily understand kindness of Sulubba Gypsies as a part of Gypsy Universal Community by means of the example.
Source: Ali Mezarcıoğlu Çingenelerin Kitabı Cinius Yayınları (Ali Mezarcıoğlu The Book of Gypsies Cinius Publishing Company)