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Moses Maimonides, Medical Doctor and Author: Aspects of His Work, Medical Training, Theory, and Practice
February 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trent History of Medicine Lecture Series Presents
Gerrit Bos, PHD
Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Cologne
“Moses Maimonides, medical doctor and author: aspects of his work, medical training, theory, and practice”
Room 153, Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, most commonly known as Maimonides, was a 12th century philosopher and physician. Maimonides authored numerous philosophical and medical treatises. In his talk, Professor Bos will cover a short survey of Maimonides medical works, his training as a doctor, and some central aspects of his medical theory and practice such as proper regimen, including the sex res non-naturales (six things non-natural), the role of one’s nature, and his wariness to apply bloodletting.
Dr. Bos is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Cologne. His main fields of research are medieval Jewish-Islamic science, especially medicine, medieval Hebrew, and Judeo-Arabic studies.
This event is sponsored by the Bullitt History of Medicine Club at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Trent Associates of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.