1 edition of Jewish medicine. found in the catalog.
Solomon R. Kagan
|LC Classifications||R134 .K33|
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|Number of Pages||575|
|LC Control Number||53022186|
In the Middle Ages half of all doctors in western Europe were Jewish. They held positions of power in the royal courts and among the Christian clergy. In theory the populace was forbidden to consult them, and a series of bans between and threatened to excommunicate those who tried, but the mystique of Jewish medicine—like Cited by: 1. Book Review: ‘Jews in Medicine’ J J / 1 Comment Jews in Medicine, Contributions to Health and Healing through the Age by .
About the Book Praise [This] book chronologically traces the most significant points of encounter between the history of the Jewish people and the history of medicine. It includes 11 essays on such topics as ‘Healing in Jewish Lore and Law,’ ‘Jewish Folk Medicine’ and ‘Jewish Women in Medicine.’. Medicine and the Hebrew Bible By Marian Broida During the period when the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) was being written, there was no organized medical system in the lands of Israel and Judah. Most illnesses were probably treated at home, as several Bible stories illustrate, such as Elisha’s healing of a child in 2 Kings
Starting with early modern times and the Enlightenment, through the 19th century, up until the horrors of medicine in the ghettos and concentration camps, the book collects a variety of perspectives on the question of how Judaism and Jewish culture were dynamically related to medicine and healthcare. For this reason, the revered Jewish scholar Maimonides listed health care first on his list of the 10 most important communal services that a city must offer its residents (Mishneh Torah, Hilchot De'ot IV: 23). Almost all self-governing Jewish communities throughout history set up systems to ensure that all their citizens had access to health care.
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This book is written for a general audience as Jewish medicine. book as for physicians. In it Dr. Nevins surveys Jewish medical history and, along the way, describes many remarkable medical menschen Format: Hardcover.
“Jews in Medicine” is a wonderful well-written comprehensive listing of Jewish physicians throughout the ages. Ronald L. Eisenberg introduces his book with a section on the Jewish view of health.
He makes finding the profiles of the physicians easy. They are listed in the table of contents and in the alphabetical index.5/5(2). Jewish medicine. book The book gives great overview of the history of Jewish medicine from the beginning to about - must-read for physicians, Jewish or not.
It does not really answer the question it sets out to answer: Why are there so disproportionally more Jewish people in medicine. Perhaps the chapter at the end about Jewish ethics gives one of the by: 1.
Jews and Medicine examines the special relationship between Jews and medicine both intrinsically, from within, and historically, from without. Two questions were posed: first, does Judaism in itself foster a special attitude toward medicine, and secondly, to what extent did life in the Diaspora influence the Jewish contribution to medicine?Format: Hardcover.
About the Book Although conventional wisdom holds that there's no such thing as "Jewish Medicine," Dr. Nevins disagrees, suggesting it's not so much what Jewish doctors have done as why. For example, in premodern times Jewish doctors viewed their Pages: The main source of information on ancient Hebrew medicine is the Bible, which refers to medicine as it pertains to religious or civil laws or when important characters are involved.
In ancient times herbs were the main source of remedies. According to the Book of *Jubilees (), the angels revealed the various remedies to Noah, who wrote them down in a book. *Asaph the physician adds that Noah, having been taught by the angel Raphael the remedies obtainable from trees, plants, and roots, recorded them in a book which he gave to his son Shem and which was used by the.
Jewish Medicine: What It Is. Jewish medicine, then, is a philosophy of practice based on Jewish moral and ethical values, including but not limited to those laws dealing specifically with how a physician is to ply his trade (the focus of this website).
Jewish tradition teaches about a “Book of Remedies, which contained the accumulated healing wisdom of the Jewish People. King Hezekiah hid this book because the cures were too effective. In modern western society, we are used to a complex system of health care including doctors, clinics, hospitals, and insurance companies.
But during the period when the Hebrew Bible was being written, no organized medical system existed in the lands of Israel and Judah. Most illnesses were probably treated at home, as illustrated in stories such as the prophet Elisha’s healing of a child.
Medicine played an important role in the early secularization and eventual modernization of German Jewish culture. And as both physicians and patients Jews exerted a great influence on the formation of modern medical discourse and practice. This fascinating book investigates the relationship between German Jews and medicine from medieval times until its demise under the Efron.
Although Biblical information on medicine is relatively limited, a rich collection of medical lore is found in the later Talmud, the authoritative collection of Jewish tradition. There are two Talmuds, the Jerusalem and the much longer Babylonian, both written over the. COVID Resources.
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The book became a standard medical treatise; it continued to be published after the printing press was invented several centuries later. So too was "the most popular of all medieval books of remedies," the Mesue. The book drew largely from Jewish sources.
Jews in Medicine, Contributions to Health and Healing through the Age by Ronald L. Eisenberg Jerusalem and New York: Urim Publications,pages, $ This page encyclopedic reference book starts with the Talmud and comes into the present including still living practitioners.
This book presents comprehensive coverage of Jewish medical traditions in Poland and Central Europe, set in a broad thematic and chronological framework. It discusses the Halachic traditions, the organization of healthcare within specified communities, diversified medical practices, and more.
Jewish Medicine Though scholars will argue when “Jewish” culture began, the Biblical age is captured in the five books of Moses.
The Bible reveals that the ancient Israelites used the suggestions in Leviticus, and the drugs collected locally and brought in from afar, to maintain health. About the Book Jews were excluded from most professions in medieval, predominantly Christian Europe. Bigotry was widespread, yet Jews were accepted as doctors and surgeons, administering not only to other Jews but to Christians as well.
Greek medicine to talmudic tradition by demonstrating that medicine stems from Jewish culture. The book has four parts, although the extant manuscripts (around twenty) differ inAuthor: Carmen Caballero Navas.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. "The story of the Jews-their origins and migrations-is encoded in their DNA, and Ostrer (a geneticist at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine) shows how the story can be told without ideological ax-grinding." -- Jewish Ideas Daily (a notable book) Featured in the Quarterly Review of by: Jews have long been recognized by friend and foe as medical superstars.
They have filled the ranks of physicians out of all proportion to their numbers. One might almost say that medicine has been the Jewish profession. This book tells the history of Jews in medicine as a flowing epic, from the (pre-) biblical era to the Nobel Prize winners of the twentieth century, from the Middle East 3/5(1).Ryke Geerd Hamer (17 May – 2 July ), a German ex-physician, was the originator of Germanic New Medicine, also formerly known as German New Medicine and New Medicine, a system of pseudo-medicine that purports to be able to cure cancer.
The Swiss Cancer League described Hamer's approach as "dangerous, especially as it lulls the patients into a false sense of security, so that they .