The Tower of David is running an exhibit throughout the Tower related to the history of medicine in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis
The History of Jerusalem through the Lens of Medicine and Faith.
Curator: Dr. Nirit Shalev – Khalifa
Advisors: Prof. Zohar Amar, Prof. Raphael Udassin, MD, Prof. Estēe
Dvorjetski, Prof. Eran Dolev, MD, Dr. Dan Barel
Funding for the exhibition has been given by TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Exhibition Opening: May 1, 2014 Exhibition Closing: April 2015
“Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis” touches on the thousands of years of life in the city through the lens of medical milestones beginning with the days of King David and King Hezekiah until the modern history of Hadassah and Shaare Zedek hospitals. Medicine in Jerusalem has always been about apostasy, sickness and epidemic and how they relate to the story of healing, miracles and faith.
This extensive exhibition draws inspiration from stories and medical cases, from doctors and pharmacies in the Old City and the new city, and from the many exhibits that are being shown to the public for the first time. The exhibition looks at the partnerships and contradictions found in the space between miracles and medicine.
The exhibition is presented in two galleries:
Part One – The Miracle and the Plague and the Historical Apothecary in Phasael Tower
Part Two – The Physicians’ Wisdom and Medical Mercy in the Crusader Hall
In the courtyard there is a special exhibit of traditional remedies and spices brought from the Old City markets. An array of traditional herbs can be found in the Herb Garden.Request An English Tour