Released on 1999Categories Travel

Jerusalem and the Holy Land

Jerusalem and the Holy Land

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger (Jr.)

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 0791051013

Category: Travel

Page: 148

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Articles from National Geographic present an account of Muslim village life, the travel impressions of a British historian, and a description of the Passover celebration of a small group of Orthodox Jews known as Samaritans.
Released on 2007-10-24Categories History

Modern Medicine in the Holy Land

Modern Medicine in the Holy Land

Author: Yaron Perry

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124031746

Category: History

Page: 264

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"Modern Medicine in the Holy Land" provides an in-depth assessment of the pioneering work of British Hospitals in Palestine in the nineteenth century, and finds these institutions made great contributions to the modernization of the country. The large numbers of Europeans, spearheaded by British missionaries, who began to visit Palestine and the Levant, brought modern medical practices to the region. The driving factor for this change was the medical enterprise of the London Mission and the series of hospitals it established. This pioneering initiative led to the development of competition among the Great Powers in Palestine and by the end of the nineteenth century there were scores of medical institutions that were representative of the modern age. Using a wide selection of primary sources from both Britain and Israel, Perry and Lev bring together for the first time the history of medical service men who fought to improve the health of the inhabitants of the Holy Land under the most difficult conditions of climate and disease.