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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 in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that doctors were at a loss for explaining its prevalence. Children with the characteristic bowed legs and stunted growth were raised in wealthy and poor…

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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 known as the “sick man of Europe.”…

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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 century. He was a converso, a Jew who converted…

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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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