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#otdimjh 12 December 1844 Dr Edward Macgowan opens LSPCJ Jerusalem hospital despite anathemas

Dr Edward Macgowan, a long-term pioneer physician in mid-nineteenth century Jerusalem was founder and director of the first modern hospital in the Holy Land. Despite opposition from rabbinic authorities, it became a popular and well-established centre, prompting Jewish philanthropists Lord Rothschild (1854) … Continue reading

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