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Title Jewish medicine and healthcare in Central Eastern Europe : shared identities, entangled histories / Marcin Moskalewicz, editor-in-chief ; Ute Caumanns, Fritz Dross, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]

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Series Religion, spirituality and health: A social scientific approach ; volume 3.
Religion, spirituality and health ; v. 3.
Subject Orthodox Judaism -- Europe, Eastern.
Health -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jews -- Medical care.
Jews -- Social life and customs.
Jews -- history.
Delivery of Health Care -- history.
Cultural Characteristics -- history.
Social Identification.
Religion and Medicine.
Europe, Eastern -- ethnology.
Alt Name Moskalewicz, Marcin, 1980-
Caumanns, Ute,
Dross, Fritz,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Jewish -- German -- Polish : histories and traditions in medical culture -- Between religious and medical authority : early modern Jewish care for body and soul -- Modern Jewish healthcare: community and the state -- Shared identities -- Jewish doctors in the face of terror and extermination.
Summary Is 'Jewish medicine' a valid historical category? Does it represent a collective constituted by the interplay of medical, ethnic and religious cultures? Integrating academic disciplines from medical history to philology and Jewish studies, this book aims at answering this question historically by presenting comprehensive coverage of Jewish medical traditions in Central Eastern Europe, mostly on what is today Poland and Germany (and the former Russian, Prussian and Austro-Hungarian Empires). In this significant zone of ethnic, religious and cultural interaction, Jewish, Polish, and German traditions and communities were more entangled, and identities were shared to an extent greater than anywhere else. Starting with early modern times and the Enlightenment, through the 19th century, up until the horrors of medicine in the ghettos and concentration camps, the book collects a variety of perspectives on the question of how Judaism and Jewish culture were dynamically related to medicine and healthcare. It discusses the Halachic traditions, hygiene-related stereotypes, the organization of healthcare within specified communities, academic careers, hybrid medical identities, and diversified medical practices.
Note Online resource; title from PDF file page (EBSCO, viewed September 19, 2018).
ISBN 9783319924809 (electronic bk.)
331992480X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-92480-9
OCLC # 1052766457
Additional Format Print version: Jewish medicine and healthcare in Central Eastern Europe. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019] 3319924796 9783319924793 (OCoLC)1032582380.

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