מסע הגזזת הנשכח של "אזע-טאז" (OZE-TOZ) פולין

Translated title of the contribution: History of Medicine - The forgotten ringworm campaign of OZE-TOZ in Poland

שפרה שורץ, פנינה רומם, יצחק רומם, מרדכי שני

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Abstract

In 1921, the JOINT- JDC (the American Jewish Welfare Organization) together with the Jewish health organizations of Eastern Europe (OZE, TOZ) initiated a campaign to eradicate ringworm of the scalp, which was one of the major medical causes that prevented Jews from immigrating to the West. This campaign continued until 1938. During the years 1921-1938, 27,760 children were irradiated (x-rayed) as part of the treatment. This study, based on archival sources in Israel and abroad, presents the story of this unique campaign to eradicate ringworm in the Eastern European Jewish communities, the ideology behind this initiative, the health and medical factors that played a role and its outcomes. This research was conducted at The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research and The School of Public Health at Tel Aviv University.

Translated title of the contributionHistory of Medicine - The forgotten ringworm campaign of OZE-TOZ in Poland
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
Journalהרפואה
Volume148
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2009

IHP Publication

  • ihp
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • Health promotion
  • Jewish diaspora
  • Public health -- Poland
  • אוז"ה (ארגון)
  • בריאות הציבור -- פולין
  • ג'וינט
  • גזזת (מחלת עור)
  • קהילה יהודית בתפוצות
  • קידום הבריאות

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