Posts Tagged ‘ doctors ’

The Ancient Hebrew Version of the Hippocratic Oath

June 16, 2016
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The Ancient Hebrew Version of the Hippocratic Oath

Filled with ideas like exercise, healthy eating, and proper hygiene, parts of the earliest medical book written in Hebrew sound quite modern. But there’s plenty in the Sefer Refuot—Book of Medicines—that reads a bit more ancient. The treatise, ascribed to the physician Asaph ben Berechiah, who lived in Israel between…

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Meet the Two Jewish Criminals Who Were Australia’s First Dentists

May 24, 2016
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Australia's First Two Dentists Were Two Jewish Criminals

Between the 18th and 19th centuries, the British government deported over 150,000 convicts to penal…

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Why Didn’t Britain’s Jewish Kids Get Rickets?

July 27, 2015
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Why Didn’t British Jews get Rickets?

Rickets, a vitamin D deficiency disease that causes children’s bones to soften, was so common…

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It’s 1933: Calling All Jewish Doctors to Istanbul!

February 26, 2015
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It's 1933: Calling All Jewish Doctors to Istanbul!

In the 17th century, the Ottoman Empire was…

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Murder, Poisons, and Conversos

January 5, 2012
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Dr. Rodrigo López was born in Portugal in the 16th…

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A Gynecologist in Auschwitz

May 2, 2011
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A gynecologist in aushwitz

In Auschwitz, the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele performed horrific experiments using Jews…

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