Medical Halachah for doctors, nurses, health-care personnel and patients By Abraham S. Abraham, M.D., FRCP (388 Pages)Publisher: Artscroll, 2002
Dr. Abraham S. Abraham is a world renowned physician who has lectured at medical conferences in many countries. In addition, he is one of the world's leading experts on the halachic ramifications of modern medicine. He was exceptionally close to the great gaon and posek Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt'l, and is an intimate of Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth, author of Shmiras Shabbos K'hilchasah, among others.
In his practice and extensive research, Dr. Abraham has come across virtually every instance where medical practice requires halachic opinion. Hundreds of doctors consult him and, when necessary, he in turn consults premier halachic authorities.
His multi-volume Hebrew Nishmat Avraham is the authorative handbook in this life-and-death field, and it has molded the nexus of Medicine and Halachah for hundreds of observant physicians and thousands of families in Israel and around the world.
With this book, Dr. Abraham expands his "practice" manifold, by adapting his magnum opus into English. One can hardly imagine a family that will not be forced at some point to make life-saving decisions that will require the knowledge and judgment contained in this book. Based on the Shulchan Aruch, this work is a necessity for every rabbi, physician, and library.