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April 20, 1935

Jewish Contributions to Medicine in America (1656-1934), with Medical Chronology and Bibliography

JAMA. 1935;104(16):1448. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760160072033

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This book has a delightful foreword by the medical historian Dr. James J. Walsh, together with a preface and introduction by the author. The first chapter is devoted to brief biographies of early colonial Jewish physicians in America, but in the remainder of the book physicians are classified according to their various specialties. In the appendixes the special work of certain physicians is described under the title of "Medical Lights." Then follow a list of Jewish medical institutions and their history, a section on Jewish medical philanthropy, and finally a medical chronology and a bibliography together with dates of persons, names and subjects. The illustrations consist of reproductions of photographs of the respective physicians, but this represents only a small percentage of the many names listed. The biographies are in some instances extensive and in others brief, but the work as a whole gives one a good idea of the

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