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On Asthma, Volume 1
Moshe ben Maimon, or Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), remains one of the most celebrated rabbis in this history of Judaism; his numerous writings include philosophical and medical treatises in Arabic, two of history's most important works on Jewish law, and, most notably, efforts to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with biblical teaching. The Complete Medical Works, edited b ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Brigham Young University
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I have asthma, and I have become fascinated with its historical treatment, as well as perceptions of it throughout the ages. This book is incredible because you get to see how one masterful physician and celebrated rabbi approached asthma during the Medieval period, treating it not only with "remedies" but also with sweeping lifestyle changes. I loved it so much I bought a second copy and gave it to my asthma doctor.
Moses ben-Maimon, called Maimonides and also known as Mūsā ibn Maymūn (موسى بن ميمون) in Arabic, or Rambam (רמב"ם – Hebrew acronym for "Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon"), was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages. He was born in Córdoba, Spain on Passover Eve, 1135, and died in Egypt (or Tiberias) on 20th Tevet, December 12, ...moreMore about Maimonides...