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Lot #    35346
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:26:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Health resorts and tourism in Poland
Title (Hebrew)    קורערטער און טוריסטיק אין פולין
Author    Hirsch Mac
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Toz
Publication Date    1935
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. xx,336,[3],xiii p. illus. tables 220:145 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   In 1935, Hirsh Mac [ Mats] produced a detailed Yiddish guide, Kurerter un turistik in Poyln (Health Resorts and Tourism in Poland), complete with advice from 16 medical doctors about which Polish spas and regions were best suited to cure particular ailments.

Interestingly, TOZ, the publisher has a history of its own. The Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia Ludności Żydowskiej (Society for Safeguarding the Health of the Jewish Population; TOZ) was established in Warsaw in 1921.TOZ set itself the goal of extending the life expectancy of the Jews of Poland and looking after their health by promoting hygiene and providing adequate nutrition for infants and children. The organization focused on welfare activities for needy families and contributed to a substantial decrease in infant mortality among Jews. TOZ operatives provided instruction to pregnant women on such topics as nutrition and food products for babies. By 1929, only 6 Jewish newborns per 100 died (in Warsaw) as opposed to 12 per 100 non-Jewish babies. The organization provided vaccines against such infectious diseases as smallpox at Jewish schools. TOZ distributed food rations to 36,000 children at Jewish schools in 69 towns. It also organized summer camps for about 14,000 needy children who suffered from poor health due to inadequate living conditions and poor nutrition. Additionally, TOZ established hospitals for indigent Jews.



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Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
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