Changing Health and Changing Culture: The Yemenite Jews in Israel

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Copyright Acknowledgements

Figure 1. Reprinted with permission from Journal of Chronic Diseases 24. Brunner, D., Meshulam, N., Altman, S., Bearman, J., Loebl, K., and Wendkos, E. 1971. Physiologic and anthropornetric parameters related to coronary risk factors in Yemenite Jews living different time spans in Israel. Copyright © 1971. Pergamon Press PLC.

Letter from Moses Leavitt to Dr. G. Cochran, April 6, 1951. Aden files (1-4 1946-64. The American Jewish Distribution Committee, Inc., New York, NY.

Shavazi Salem. "Quat and Coffee." Trans. by A. Klein-Franke in "The Jews of Yemen". W. Daum, ed., 3000 Years of Art and Civilization in Arabia Felix. 1989. Pinguin-Verlag, Innsbruck.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Weingarten Michael A. Changing health and changing culture: the Yemenite Jews in Israel / Michael A. Weingarten. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-275-94230-9 (alk. paper)

1. Jews Yemenite -- Health and hygiene -- Israel. 2. Jews, Yemenite -- Israel. I. Title. RA54l.I8W45 1992 610'.89924 -- dc20 91-38329

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available.

Copyright © 1992 by Michael A. Weingarten

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-38329

ISBN: 0-275-94230-9

First published in 1992

Praeger Publishers, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

Printed in the United States of America

The paper used in this book complies with the Permanent Paper Standard issued by the National Information Standards Organization (Z39.48-1984).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgements iv
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Identity 13
  • 3 - Social Life 25
  • 4 - The Physical Environment 51
  • 5 - Plagues and Pestilence 59
  • 6 - Diseases of Civilization 69
  • 7 - The Health of the Community 87
  • 8 - Medical Illness and the Use of Medical Help 105
  • 9 - Conclusion 133
  • Notes 135
  • Terms 153
  • References 155
  • Index 183
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