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Medicine and the German Jews: A History

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1257
  1. Alex Paton, retired consultant physician
  1. Oxfordshire

    John M Efron

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    Yale University Press, £27.50, pp 343

    ISBN 0 300 08377 7

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    In the Middle Ages half of all doctors in western Europe were Jewish. They held positions of power in the royal courts and among the Christian clergy. In theory the populace was forbidden to consult them, and a series of bans between 1246 and …

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