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June 11, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(24):655-656. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391490011006

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Some time ago we published an announcement of Dr. C. H. von Klein, of Dayton, Ohio, that he would translate and publish the medicine of the Talmud, provided one thousand copies are subscribed for. We take pleasure in announcing that Dr. von Klein has received subscriptions for about five hundred copies. We make this announcement with more pleasure since this translation is in a large measure a labor of love. It does not seem to be generally known that the compilation of the Talmud began about twenty-five hundred years ago. The works of Hippocrates, which are generally thought to be the beginning of medical history, were written only three hundred years before Christ. This book will, therefore, add three hundred years to the annals of medical science, if nothing more. While it is true there are within it many " childish and irreverent things" relating to medicine, nevertheless to those who

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