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Letter by Dr. Moshe Wallach
כתב מד'ר משה וואללאיך
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 p., 212:135 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, signed by Dr. Wallach, and dated.
Letter by Dr. Moshe Wallach (Moritz; 1866–1957), pioneer of medicine in Erez Israel. Wallach, born in Cologne, Germany, received an Orthodox education, and studied medicine at Berlin and Wuerzburg. In 1891 he settled in Jerusalem and opened a clinic in the Old City. With financial support from Amsterdam and Frankfort he purchased land at a deserted spot outside the city walls for the establishment of a modern hospital. Named Sha'arei Zedek ("Gates of Righteousness"), the hospital was opened in 1902. Attached to it was a small farm. He served as director of the hospital until his retirement in 1947, giving it its Orthodox stamp.
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