Health and Disease in the Holy Land: Studies in the History and Sociology of Medicine from Ancient Times to the Present

Health and Disease in the Holy Land: Studies in the History and Sociology of Medicine from Ancient Times to the Present

By: Samuel S. Kottek (editor), Manfred Wasermann (editor), Manfred Waserman (editor)Hardback

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This text examines the history and sociology of medicine from ancient times to the present. Chapter topics include: paleopathology in the Middle East; hygiene and health care in the Bible; public health in the Holy Land - classical influence and its legacy; health and healing in Medieval Muslim Palestine; disease to death during the Crusades; medicine in the Crusaders' Kingdom of Jerusalem; Pilgrims, Crusades and plagues; Ottoman Palestine (1516-1800) - health, disease and historical sources; Sir Moses Montefiore and medical philanthropy in the Holy Land; hospitals and European Colonial policies in the 19th and early 20th centuries; Henrietta Szold - American profressivism, Zionism and modern public health; British public health policy in Palestine, 1918-1947; Kupat Holim and Jewish health services during the Mandate; the Hadassah medical organization critical years, 1928-1959 - oral history interviews with Dr. Eli Davis; the conquest of malaria; Judea-Samaria and Gaza - 25 years of changing health, 1967-1992; and health and disease in Israel.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773487642
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9780773487642
  • ISBN10: 0773487646

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