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December 1964

Treatise on Asthma.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(6):860-861. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860120172032

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Maimonides' Treatise on Asthma, recognized as one of his more important contributions, has now been added to the list of translations which are being edited under the direction of Dr. Suessman Muntner and published under the auspices of the Israel Torah Research Institute. In addition to the wise words on asthma which are found in this treatise, we have a preface by Bela Schick, who tells briefly something of the circumstances under which the volume was produced, and an introduction by M. Murray Peshkin, in which he has a commentary on current and historical problems of allergic difficulties including asthma. Then Morris Fishbein has an interesting brief essay on "Maimonides the Physician," telling of his birth in Cordova, Andalusia, in southern Spain, and the speedy family retreat from Morocco to Cario when Cordova was invaded by a Muslin sect called Almohade. There are ten books by Maimonides ranging from A

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