This book transports the reader across continents and eras: from the ancient Middle East, through the Greek and Roman Empires, across the Islamic World to the Orient, through Spain, Italy, France, Eastern Europe, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and England, and finally to America and back to Israel.
In language completely accessible to laypersons as well as professionals, this sweeping narrative recounts the adventures and scientific triumphs of medical superstars as well as scores of other luminaries. Maimonides, Freud, Cohn, Ehrlich, Metchnikoff, Chain and Waksman and more. It places each medical drama against the social, religious, cultural, psychological and political backdrop of each given place and era.
- By Frank Heynick
- (604 Pages)Publisher: Ktav, 2001