Strassburg: Trubner, 1916. Softcover. 8vo. 2 Volumes, Vol. 1: 60 pp. Vol. 2: 193 pp. In German and Hebrew. Green paperback. Name of last owner and date of 1922 in ink in top right corner of front cover of each volume. Some age wear and sunning on first volume, but spine in very good shape. Spine of second volume is missing, front and back wrap loose but present. Condition of book: Fair. fair. Item #17714
In the East, Judaic universities flourished in Sassanian Babylonia. It was evidently from that region about the seventh century that Asaf Judas compiled a medical treatise, which summarizes scientific knowledge of the times. The work has survived, and is the earliest extant literary text of this nature in the Hebrew language.
ASA Judas appears to have been the first to recognize the hereditary nature of certain maladies. "Noteworthy too," notes Cecil Wroth, "is ACIF's treatise on the medicine of the poor, comprising remedies which required no outlay: for ‘he made his pupils take an oath that they would accept no fee for this work, but would attend the poor and needy free of charge, for the sake of charity" (p.168) - Taken from "Jews and Medicine" Fact Paper 11, Copyright Samuel Kurinsky.