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Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition: II. Washing and cleaning

Tova Chein, Mark Epelbaum, Robert Stern New York, New York, USA   Figure 1. The laver in the Temple in Jerusalem Introduction Historically, Jewish contributions to public health measures have not been given adequate attribution. The previous article in this series (Hektoen International, Winter 2016) documented the ancient Jewish recognition of the importance of: isolation […]

Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition

Noam Zeffren Tova Chein Robert Stern New York, New York, USA   Jewish ingenuity has contributed widely to theology, philosophy, science, and many other areas of human endeavor. To the practice of medicine, influences from Jewish luminaries include Moses Maimonides, Sigmund Freud, Paul Ehrlich, and Jonah Salk. Less recognized are contributions from the Old Testament […]