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Asher, Asher

Kenneth E. Collins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Medicine and Health; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 1068 words.

Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker, was born on 16 February 1837 in Glasgow, the first son of Philip Asher, son of Rabbi Zev Wolf of Lublin, and his wife, Hannah, a...

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faith healing

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

A form of alternative or unconventional medicine that functions on the belief that illness can be arrested and even cured by faith alone, such as by prayer or the intercession of a...

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Fishberg, Maurice

Eric L. Goldstein.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Medicine and Health; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1030 words.

Fishberg, Maurice (16 August 1872–30 August 1934), physician, anthropologist, and Jewish community worker, was born in Kamenets-Podolski, Russia, the son of Philip Fishberg and Kate...

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nudism

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — Medicine and Health.

The modern movement which believes that the wearing of clothes is unnatural and that it is healthier for men and women to move about unrestricted by garments, allowing the beneficial rays...

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Solis-Cohen, Solomon

Philip Rosen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Journalism. 1442 words.

Solis-Cohen, Solomon (01 September 1857–12 July 1948), physician, Jewish leader, and journalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Meyer Cohen, a merchant, and Judith...

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success

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

The achievement of a goal. In sport, the concept of success can be very personal (see perceived success) and is not always dependent on winning a competition or obtaining a very high...

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