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Lot #    14390
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 1:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Rofe ha-Yeladim
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Medical] Dr. Moses Studenzki
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Iusif Lebenson
Publication Date    1885
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   142, [2] pp., 180:105 mm., nice margins, usual age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary half leather and cloth boards, rubbed.
   On the care and treatment of childrens illnesses by the noted physician Dr. Moses Studenzki. There are three title pages. A half-title page that gives the name of the work and has two quotes from Ben Sirah, before the advent of trouble seek succor and G-d prepared remedies for cures, the wise person does not decline them. Next is a title-page in Cyrillic, and then a full title-page that states it is Rofe ha-Yeladim, good and faithful counsel to maintain a childs health and to prevent illnesses. In the advent that the child has become sick, how to recognize the malady and the appropriate medicines and vitamins. Also, which illnesses require the attention of a trained physician. There is a biographical sketch about Dr. Studenzki, followed by his introduction and the table of contents. Rofe ha-Yeladim is in three parts. The first has introductory chapters and then, from sections 41 through 120 discusses symptoms. Part two has five chapters sections 121 through 257 discusses recognizing and treating illnesses. Part three, sections 259 through 275 discusses other issues that impact upon the childs health. The final page is an approbation from R. Hayyim Davidsohn, av bet din Warsaw. Dr. Moses Studenzki was born in the early part of the nineteenth century at Zbarasz, Galicia, where his father, Aaron Polak, was rabbi; he died at Warsaw about 1876. Until he was fourteen Dr. Studenzki studied Hebrew and Talmud under his father, and for the next three years attended the yeshivah of Brody. At the age of seventeen he went to Warsaw, where he graduated from the Lyceum and entered the Alexander University, studying medicine and philosophy. When that university was removed from Warsaw, Studenzki went to Berlin University, and finished there his medical studies (M.D. 1834). He then returned to Warsaw, where he practised as "physician of the first degree," and where he graduated as "doctor accoucheur" in 1846. He wrote also "Orhot Hayyim" (Warsaw, 1853), a work on hygiene and a guide for the preservation of health, and prepared an edition of M. Levins Refu'ot ha-'Am (Lemberg, 1851), to which he added a treatise on children's and women's diseases.
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   BE resh 256; JE; Zeitlin, Bibl. Post-Mendels. pp. 389-390; CD-EPI 0153841
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Medical
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica