Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Selections on the History of Medicine among the Jews

A selection of books on Jewish Medical History. The last of our Medical posts.

Berger, Natalia, edited by. Jews and Medicine: Religion, Culture, Science. Based on the Exhibit at Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society, 1995. ISBN: 0-8276-0644-3. Quarto in dust jacket, 275 pp., b/w and color illustrations, contributors, photography credits, ink-stamps, wear to the rear free endpaper. Hardbound. Good. Preface by Giora Goren. Articles are "Why Medicine?" Berger, "Healing in Jewish Law and Lore," Samuel S. Kollek, "Medical Treatises in the Middle Ages," Ron Barkai, "The Marriage of Science and Ethics," Aaron Feingold, "Jewish Folk Medicine," Hagit Matras, "The Era of Modern Medicine," Thomas Schlich, "Jewish Doctors in Central Europe," Gerhard Baader, "Jewish Women in Medicine," Harriet Pass Freidenreich, "Sigmund Freud," Peter Gay, "Jewish Medicine during the Holocaust, Daniel Nadav, "Jewish Physicians in the U.S.A.," Theodore M. Brown, "Nobel Prize Winners," "Medical Services in the Holy Land," Shumel Nissan, "Israel's Health Care System," Shifra Shvarts. (81382)      $10.00

Berger, Stephen A., compiled and edited by. The Infectious Diseases of Israel. Jerusalem, Gefen Publishing House, 1991. ISBN: 965-229-073-4. Octavo in dust jacket, xii, 179 pp., seventy-five figures, references, index. Hardbound. Very Good.  (82510)     $35.00

Collins, Kenneth. Go and Learn: the international story of Jews and Medicine in Scotland. Aberdeen, Scotland, Aberdeen University Press, 1988. ISBN: 0-08-036408-X. Octavo in dust jacket, frontispiece illustration, xxii, 193 pp., b/w illustrations, tables, glossary, bibliography, index, small ink-stamps to the edges. Hardbound. Very Good-.  (76104)      $15.00

Feingold, Aaron J. Three Jewish Physicians of the Renaissance: The Marriage of Science and Ethics. Tel Aviv, American Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1996. ISBN: 0-9653735-0-9. Duodecimo, illustrated paper covered boards, 60 pp., two illustrations, source notes. Hardbound. Very Good.  (82506)     $7.95

Finkel, Abraham Yaakov. In My Flesh I See God: A Treasury of Rabbinic Insights about the Human Anatomy. Northvale, New Jersey, Jason Aronson, 1995. ISBN: 1-56821-425-1. Octavo in dust jacket, xxviii, 356 pp., notes, glossary, passages cited, index. Hardbound. Very Good.  (10039)     $29.95

Freeman, David L. and Abrams, Judith Z., edited by. Illness and Health in the Jewish Tradition: Writings from the Bible to Today. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society, 1999. First Edition. ISBN: 0-8276-0673-7. Octavo, frontispiece photo, xxviii, 291 pp., additional reading, historical background, notes and credits. Hardbound. Very Good.  (66167)     $12.00

Friedenwald, Harry. The Jews and Medicine: Essays.
New York, KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1967. Octavos, gray cloth with gold lettering, xxxvi, 390 pp., b/w illustrations + x, 391-817 pp., b/w illustrations, works of reference, index. Hardbound. Very Good.  (66117)     $35.00

Linenthal, Arthur J. First A Dream: The History of Boston's Jewish Hospitals 1896 to 1928. Boston, Massachusetts, Beth Israel Hospital in association with The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 1990. First Edition. ISBN: 0-9626606-0-4. Octavo in dust jacket, frontispiece photo, xxii, 737 pp., b/w photos, maps, appendixes, general sources and abbreviations, notes, index of personal names, index of subjects. Hardbound. Very Good. Inscribed by the author on the free front endpaper. (20818)     $10.00

Nowak, Janie Brown. The Forty-Seven Hundred: the story of The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing. Canaan, New Hampshire, Phoenix Publishing, 1981. First Edition. ISBN: 0-914016-79-2. Octavo in dust jacket with one tear along the open edge, xiv, 146 pp., b/w photos, chronology, sources, list of illustrations, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Edited, produced and illustrated by the Historical Study Committee. (15804)      $10.00

Preuss, Julius. Biblical and Talmudical Medicine. Northvale, New Jersey, Jason Aronson Inc., 1993. ISBN: 1-56821-134-1. Octavo, glossy paper covers, xxxii, 653 pp., bibliography, index. Softbound. Very Good. Preface by Immanuel Jakobovits. Translated and edited by Dr. Fred Rosner. (79939)     $27.00

Rosner, Fred. Medicine in the Bible & the Talmud: Selections from Classical Jewish Sources. New York, Ktav Publishing House, Inc., Yeshiva University Press, 1977. ISBN: 0-87068-326-8. Octavo, paper covers with a worn spot to the front cover, xiv, 247 pp., glossary of Rabbinical Authorities and Commentaries, indices. Softbound. Very Good-.  (30511)     $12.00

Rosner, Fred, edited by. Pioneers in Jewish Medical Ethics. Northvale, New Jersey, Jason Aronson, Inc., 1997. ISBN: 0-7657-9968-5. Octavo in dust jacket, xxii, 254 pp., index. Hardbound. Very Good.  (15637)     $15.00

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