Medicine: After Hippocrates

Professor Arturo Castiglioni, 66, of the University of Padua in Italy, is a refugee teaching at Yale. The son of a rabbi, he was born in Trieste, brought up an Austrian. After World War I, when Italy acquired Trieste, Dr. Castiglioni became an ardent Italian. But he never joined the Fascist Party, and, despite his tremendous popularity at Padua, was forced out by anti-Semitic laws.

Last week Dr. Castiglioni's History of Medicine, originally published in Italy in 1927, was republished in a new translation in English by Professor Edward Bell Krumbhaar of the University of Pennsylvania, who incidentally toned down some of...

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