Medicine in the Bible & the Talmud: Selections from Classical Jewish Sources

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
Pt. I General Introduction 1
Medicine in Ancient Israel 3
Julius Preuss and his Classic Biblisch-Talmudische Medizin 21
Pt. II Specific Diseases 41
Hemophilia 43
Rabies 50
Scurvy 54
Gout 58
Kordiakos 60
Sunstroke 65
Yerakon 69
The Illness Ra'atan 74
Insect in the brain 74
The Illness of King Hezekiah and his Book of Remedies 79
Pt. III Specific Organs 91
The Heart 93
The Spleen 102
The Gallbladder 107
Pt. IV Specific Foods and Lifestyle 113
Milk and Cheese 115
Mandrakes and other Aphrodisiacs 127
The Balm of Gilead 132
Therapeutic Efficacy of Chicken Soup 136
Exercise and Judaism 140
Bloodletting in Talmudic Times 150
Pt. V Physicians, Ethics and Prayers 163
Physician and Patient in Jewish Law 165
Visiting the Sick 176
The Oath of Asaph 182
The Physician's Prayer Attributed to Moses Maimonides 188
Therapeutic Efficacy of Prayer 204
Physicians in the Talmud 211
Mar Samuel the Physician 216
The Best of Physicians Is Destined for Gehenna 230
Pt. VI General Subjects of Interest 237
The Ordeal of the Wayward Woman (Sotah) 239
Sex Determination as Described in the Talmud 248
Snakes and Serpents in Bible and Talmud 254
Forensic Medicine in the Talmud 269
Suicide in Bible and Talmud 273
Miscellaneous Items 288
Indexes 305
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