Cincinnati Jewish Hospital has remained a beacon of service to the city for more than a century and a half. Although it always accepted patients regardless of their heritage or faith, the institution maintains its Jewish identity. Founded in 1850, the Hospital weathered depressions and wars while reflecting changes that occurred within the Jewish community and the city. Cincinnati's Jewish health professionals pioneered medical education, new treatments for polio and the introduction of new psychological treatments for children. Author Frederic Krome explores the fascinating history of the Cincinnati Jewish Hospital and the many contributions Cincinnati Jews made to the field of medicine.
About the Author
Frederic Krome is a history professor at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the Judaic studies department at the University of Cincinnati and is affiliated with the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of Health Professions at the UC Libraries. Frederic has taught at Northern Kentucky University and has served as managing editor of the American Jewish Archives Journal. He earned his PhD in history at the University of Cincinnati.