This volume contains some thirty important studies on the history of medicine among Jews, published between 1948 and 1985 in the Revue d’histoire de la médecine hébraïque. Some bear on physicians (e.g. Maimonides, Ibn Zabarra, Moses Hamon, David de Pomis, Jacob Zahalon, Elie Montalto, Michel Lévy, Gumpertz Levison, Ferdinand Cohn, etc.), other studies are thematic: medicine in the Talmud, Jewish contributions to French surgery, Jewish medical students at German universities, Jewish hospitals in Moldavia, etc. This erudite wide-ranging volume will be indispensable to all students of the history of medicine among Jews. The editors also provide biographical information on the authors.
Gad Freudenthal is Directeur de recherche at the French Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), and has published extensively on the History of Science among Jews.
Samuel Kottek is Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has published extensively on the History of medicine.
'Without any doubt, this volume is of great value to everyone interested in the field of Jewish medical history...Thus, the volume is much more than just a reedition of some selected articles: it is a handbook that belongs in every university library.'
Kay Peter Jankrift, Bull. Hist. Med., 2004, 78.
Historians of medicine; historians of science; historians of Jewish thought.