Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Social Scientific Approach

Jewish Medicine and Healthcare in Central Eastern Europe

Shared Identities, Entangled Histories

Editors: Moskalewicz, Marcin, Caumanns, Ute, Dross, Fritz (Eds.)

  • Brings together an international group of Jewish studies scholars
  • Is a unique contribution to the debate on Jewishness and Jewish identity in the medical context
  • Presents new pathways in integrating the history of racial medicine and the Shoa in a wider historical and cultural context
  • Initiates methodological debate 
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About this book

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.   

About the authors

Marcin Moskalewicz, born in Warsaw (Poland), studied history and philosophy of science at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, University of California at Berkeley (2003) and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (2005, 2007). In 2009 he defended Ph.D. in philosophy of history in the „European Doctorate“ framework (summa cum laude). Moskalewicz has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Texas A & M University (USA), a EURIAS Fellow at the Collegium Helveticum, University of Zurich/ETH Zurich (Switzerland) as well as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. He works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and holds a fellowship at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Currently, his main research area is the philosophy of psychiatry.

Fritz Dross studied history and information science at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf (Germany). In 2002 he defended his PhD in modern history (Krankenhaus und lokale Politik, 1770-1850). In 2004 he became Assistant Professor at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Medical Ethics in Erlangen. In 2010 he completed his habilitation (venia legendi) with a work on late medieval and early modern urban leper care. He is currently Associate Professor at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). He is current President of the German Society for the History of Hospitals (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhausgeschichte), and the German-Polish Society for the History of Medicine.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Jewish– German– Polish: Histories and Traditions in Medical Culture

    Moskalewicz, Marcin (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Yiddish “Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum” From Early Modern Poland: A Humanistic Symbiosis of Latin Medicine and Jewish Thought

    Geller, Ewa

    Pages 13-25

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  • ‘When the Rabbi Meets the Doctor’: Differing Attitudes to Medical Diagnosis Among Halakhic Authorities in Eastern and Central Europe in the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Century

    Sariel, Eliezer

    Pages 27-39

  • The Debate over Early Burial Amongst Jews in the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in the 1790s

    Lammel, Hans-Uwe

    Pages 41-60

  • German Medicine, Folklore and Language in Popular Medical Practices of the Eastern European Jews (Nineteenth to Twentieth Century)

    Tuszewicki, Marek

    Pages 63-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jewish Medicine and Healthcare in Central Eastern Europe
Book Subtitle
Shared Identities, Entangled Histories
Editors
  • Marcin Moskalewicz
  • Ute Caumanns
  • Fritz Dross
Series Title
Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Social Scientific Approach
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92480-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92480-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92479-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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