The Jews and Medicine: Essays (Complete in 2 volumes): Friedenwald, Harry The Jews and Medicine: Essays (Complete in 2 volumes): Friedenwald, Harry The Jews and Medicine: Essays (Complete in 2 volumes): Friedenwald, Harry

The Jews and Medicine: Essays (Complete in 2 volumes)

Friedenwald, Harry

Published by John Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1944
Condition: vg Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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xxiv,390pp. ix,391-817pp. Blue cloth with gold decoration on cover and spine. Frontispiece in Vol. I showing a b/w photographic reproduction of a medal that was cast in honor of the physician Elijah Beer. Frontispiece protected by tissue guard. Preface by Henry E. Sigerist. The essays provide a comprehensive basis for a review and evaluation of Harry Friedenwald's achievements as a medical historian. As a whole, they present a vivid picture of the evolution of Jewish medicine from antiquity to the 19th century. Illustrated with some b/w photographic reproductions of documents, Maimonides' portrait & autograph, portrait of Zacutus Lusitanus, frontispiece of "El Libro de la Peste", fold-out of a document on Pope Gregory XIII, as well as a few other plates. Minor scuffing on bindings, spines slightly sunned. Some abrasions on inside of rear boards from previously present bookplate. Tight copies with bindings in very good, interior in near fine condition. Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine The Johns Hopkins Library. Bookseller Inventory # 28812

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Title: The Jews and Medicine: Essays (Complete in 2...

Publisher: John Hopkins Press, Baltimore

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Second printing

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