Written by Ronald L. Eisenberg, MD, JD, DSJS
Hardcover, 464 pages
Requiring no specialized medical of Jewish knowledge to appreciate this book, Jews in Medicine documents the fascinating history of medical contributions made by Jewish physicians throughout the ages. Profiles of more than 450 individual Jewish physicians are divided by region and area of specialization, all within a historical context - from talmudic times to the modern era, from Islamic and Christian lands to the spread of Jewish communities in Europe after the Spanish Inquisition. The large section devoted to the modern era focuses on European and American physicians, including the substantial number of Jewish Nobel Prize winners in the field. The book concludes with a description of physicians who were leaders in the Zionist movement and those who contributed to the development of medicine in the State of Israel.
About the Author:
Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a radiologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Ronald L. Eisenberg has published 20 books in his field of medicine. A non-practicing lawyer, he also has a doctoral degree in Jewish Studies. This is his twelfth book relating to the history and traditions of the Jewish people.