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August 21, 1954


JAMA. 1954;155(17):1518-1519. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690350060020

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Regimen Sanitatis of Rambam.  —In his "Review of Regimen Sanitatis of Rambam," S. Muntner (Dapim Refuiim, March, 1954) said that Rambam, the 750th anniversary of whose death will be this year, was "essentially a physician." He treated individual patients as well as the community, and the body as well as the soul. He left 10 books on medicine, some of which have been published either not at all or not in properly scientific, critical editions. Three of his short essays were published by Rabbi H. Kroner in Arabic, Hebrew, and German, and one of his books was published in Arabic and French by Max Meyerhof. The book on asthma and that on poisons and antidotes were published by S. Muntner. The others are now ready for publication. They are: "On Hemorrhoids," "De Coitu (on cohabitation and aphrodisiacs), "Aphorismi Moysis," "Commentary on Aphorisms of Hippocrates," "Regimen Sanitatis," "Responsa Medicalia," "Glossarium de

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