Beyond Chicken Soup Online
For centuries, Jews have considered medicine a calling—an occupation of learning and good deeds, vital to all communities and worthy of high respect. Historians point out that “few occupations are as immediately linked to a group as medicine is to the Jews,” a connection that has become “the stuff of legend and stereotype, both positive and negative, and a source of pride, amusement, entertainment, and folklore.” At the same time, Jewish bodies and behaviors have been the subject of medical scrutiny and debate.
Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America examines how medicine has shaped the way Jews are seen, and see themselves. Focusing on the Jewish experience in the US, Jews and Medicine in America explores how the field of medicine has been a vehicle, by turns, for discrimination, acculturation, and strengthening Jewish identity.
Enter the digital companion exhibit for Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America.
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