School Hygiene as a Tool of Modernization: European Culture and Jewish Colonies in Galilee (1882-1939)

Yair Seltenreich

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Abstract

During the efforts to modernize the farmers of Jewish colonies in Galilee, both teachers and doctors came to view hygiene less as an agent of health and cleanliness and more as a symbol of physical and mental regeneration. Schools thus emerged as a natural arena for hygieno-pedagogic activities. Doctors' attempts to eradicate malaria or trachoma by associating the concept of hygiene with modern sanitation and outdoor activities were soon followed by pedagogical efforts to endow hygiene with moral values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-205
Number of pages27
JournalCanadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la médecine
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Galilee
  • Galilée
  • Jewish Colonization Association
  • Jewish colonization
  • colonisation juive
  • education
  • hygiène scolaire
  • regeneration
  • régénération
  • school hygiene
  • trachoma
  • trachome
  • éducation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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