Bos, chair of the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Cologne, has spent the last decade translating the bulk of Maimonides� medical writings into English. �All the rest should take another five years,� he says.
�I discovered that all his medical works had not been translated into any modern language,� he says. He decided to do it. He found a publisher, BYU Press, affiliated with the Mormon school in Utah, which specializes in ancient medicine.
Much of Maimonides� medical advice, while dated, is �important today,� Bos says. �People should eat a healthy diet. You should not neglect physical exercise.�
�People today,� Bos says, �see these things as useful.�
Thursday, November 13, 2003
THE MEDICAL WORKS OF MAIMONIDES (RAMBAM) are being translated into English by Gerrit Bos, chair of the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Cologne. The article also notes that next year will be the 800th anniversary of the death of Maimonides (his dates are 1135-1204). Excerpt from the Jewish Week article: