ETHNIC SEPHARDIC JEWS IN THE MEDICAL LITERATURE

​by Shelomo Alfassa

The volume is a comprehensive collection of bibliographic citations complete with associated abstracts. The book was conceived, developed and edited by Shelomo Alfassá. Persons interested in Sephardic history, migration, and genetics, as well as physicians and researchers, will find the book valuable and interesting.
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ISBN 9780976322665 - Hardcover Edition
Copyright: Standard Copyright License
Published April 19, 2008 Language
English
Pages229
Binding: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.86 lbs.
Dimensions (inches) 6 wide x 9 tall


ISBN 9780976322603 - Softcover Edition
Copyright: Standard Copyright License
Published April 19, 2008 Language
English
Pages229
BindingPerfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Dimensions (inches) 6 wide x 9 tall

Introduction
    
The Sephardic Jews make up the second largest division of the Jewish population; they have their historic roots in Spain, Portugal and North Africa, as well as due to migrations, in Mesopotamia and Arabia. Sephardic Jews comprise the second largest group in the Jewish population after Ashkenazic Jews that stem from Eastern Europe. Sephardim developed and shared common religious and cultural bonds with their fellow co-religionists from the Iberian/North African Atlantic seaboard to the eastern portion of the Fertile Crescent for at least the last 1,500 years. Sephardim have developed and possess a shared relationship based upon unique religious traditions, collective ideals, customs and ethnicity. Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews were geographically and religiously separate populations. Because of this separation, these two populations often display significant differences in the incidence of genetic diseases and medical conditions.


  
"'Ethnic Sephardic Jews in The Medical Literature' contains a unique selection of medical citations that expand our knowledge of the genetic and medical variables between Sephardi and Ashkenazi populations."

-- Jeffry Malka, M.D., orthopedic surgeon / author of 'Sephardic Genealogy '
"This book could save a researcher hours of background investigation needed for a meta-analysis or systematic review, and ensure a more thorough search of the literature than could be performed by a person with a less than superior understanding of Sephardic Jewish ethnography."

--Carolyn Bachino, MPH, Former U.S. CDC Research Fellow
"I bought your book 'Ethnic Sephardic Jews in the Medical Literature' and I found the sickness that is affecting my cousin, Retinitis Pigmentosa, page 158. This is an amazing book where I found valuable information. Thank you.
--Raul Montemayor / Texas
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