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Bidding Information
Lot #    17111
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:55:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Moreh derekh la-mohalim
Title (Hebrew)    מורה דרך למוהלים, קורצע ידיעות פון אנאטאמיע
Author    [Circumcision - Unrecorded] Dr. M. Lansky
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Kultur-Sectsia bei der Warshaver Kehila Ferwaltung
Publication Date    1931
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 63 pp., 13 plates, 226:150 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original title wrappers. This title is not listed in WorldCat.
          
Detailed
Description
   A manual for ritual circumcisers (Mohalim) by Mordekhai Lansky, and edited by Moshe Feldstein. The subtitle translates as " a short course in anatomy, physiology and aseptic". The text is in Yiddish and the plates deal with anatomy, physiology and also basic microbiology. One plate is particularly amusing. It shows a drawing of a drop of water under the microscope and the various microbes that might be in it. The caption reads (in loose translation) – "imagine what you can find in a drop of water under the microscope."
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Medical
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica