Maimonides and Medicine, facilitated by Howard Schickler via zoom

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 pm

The next stop on our grand tour of Jewish History and Culture will be Fostate (Old Cairo), in the latter part of the 12th Century where Maimonides practiced medicine including in the court of Saladin, conqueror of Jerusalem.  

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Zoom link is available on our secure website.

Dr. Jeremy Brown and Dr. Edward Reichman each gave a lecture on Maimonides and Medicine at the Yeshiva University Museum.

Dr. Jeremy Brown: The Surprising Influence of Maimonides’ Treatise on Poisons
Jeremy Brown is an emergency physician and historian of science who works at the National Institutes of Health. His most recent book, The Eleventh Plague: Jews and Pandemics from the Bible to COVID-19 (OUP 2023) won the 2024 National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought.

Dr. Edward Reichman: If the Rambam Were Alive Today: Contemporary Jewish Medical Ethics Through the Eyes of Maimonides
Edward Reichman is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also teaches Jewish medical ethics, and holds the Rabbi Isaac and Bella Tendler Chair in Jewish Medical Ethics at Yeshiva College. His most recent book, The Anatomy of Jewish Law: A Fresh Dissection of the Relationship Between Medicine, Medical History and Rabbinic Literature was published jointly by the Koren/OU/YU presses.