Senior honors thesis. Open Access.
Both the Bible and the Talmud are replete with medical anecdotes, tradition, and law alluding to numerous physiological disorders. This paper delves into several of these disorders and discusses ancient remedies used to treat them. Today, many of these disorders can be successfully managed with occupational therapy, a relatively modern form of rehabilitation. Current practice methods encompass several of the discussed ancient remedies, demonstrating the timelessness of earlier practices in the setting of great advancements in medicine over time.
Gordon, Rebecca. Occupational Therapy Related Disorders in the Bible & Talmud: Ancient Remedies and Modern Treatments. Presented to the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Completion of the Program. NY: Stern College for Women. Yeshiva University, May 2020 Rebecca Gordon Mentor: Dr. Harvey Babich, Biology
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