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The Jewish doctor : a narrative history

Author: Michael A Nevins
Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is well known that there is a disproportiionate number of Jewish doctors and that the profession of physician has been an important aspect of Jewish life. This fascinating study is a history of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nevins, Michael A.
Jewish doctor.
Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©1996
(OCoLC)908772165
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Nevins
ISBN: 1568215339 9781568215334
OCLC Number: 33403222
Description: xiv, 159 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. An Historical Perspective --
2. Early Jewish Opinions of Physicians --
3. Medical Oaths and Aphorisms --
4. Maimonides, "The Eagle of Physicians" --
5. The Perils of Court Life --
6. Black Bile and Black Death in Renaissance Italy --
7. Padua's Unique Influence --
8. Defensive Medicine --
9. Portuguese Migrants --
10. Eighteenth-Century Medical Vignettes --
11. Who Really Wrote "Maimonides' Prayer"? --
12. The Late Entry of Russian Physicians --
13. "My Son the Feldsher" --
14. Shtetl Medicine --
15. The Lower East Side --
16. A G.P. Remembers --
17. Women in Medical Practice --
18. Racism and Jewish Health --
19. Polish Hospitals and the Holocaust --
20. Academic Intolerance in America --
21. The Jewish Doctor in Literature --
Epilogue: Bagels and Bankes.
Responsibility: Michael Nevins.

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