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A compendium composed by a committee of rabbis and physicians, in "an attempt to provide a summary of the most important rulings of traditional Jewish law on religious and moral problems encountered by hospital staffs, medical as well as administrative, and patients." Topics included are some basic principles concerning the relationship of Jewish law to medicine, observance of the Sabbath and holy days, dietary laws, abortion, sterilization, contraception, experimental medicine, autopsies, and organ transplants.
The Compendium is well written, interesting, and should be valuable as a reference.
R. M. M.
A Hospital Compendium. A Guide to Jewish Moral and Religious Principles in Hospital Practice.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:741. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-4-741_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(4):741.
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