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Health and Disease in the Holy Land

Studies in the History and Sociology of Medicine from Ancient Times to the Present

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 28th Feb 1996
Dimensions: w 165mm h 240mm d 32mm
Weight: 862g
ISBN-10: 0773487646
ISBN-13: 9780773487642
Barcode No: 9780773487642
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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