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Dutch medical historian; born at Groningen March 27, 1822; died at Amsterdam. Jan. 16, 1883; educated at the university of his native town (M.D. 1845). He established himself as a physician in Amsterdam, where, in 1867, he became lecturer on the history of medicine and hygiene at the Athenæum. In 1877 he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Among Israels' works may be mentioned the following, all of which were published in Amsterdam: "Twee Epidemien in Nederland," 1853; "De Salernitaansche School," 1856; "Bydragen tot de Geschiedenis der Lepra in de Noordelyke Nederlanden," 1857; "De Geschiedenis der Diphtheritis Beknopt Medegedeelt," 1861; "Bydragen tot de Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde in Nederland," 1873; "De Keizersnede by Levenden, Volgens den Babylonischen Talmud," 1882. He also translated into Dutch Ideler's "Allgemeine Diätetik für Gebildete" (Amsterdam, 1851) and Häser's "Lehrbuch der Geschichte der Medizin" (ib. 1855-59).

From 1874 to 1876 Israels was editor of "Hygieia, Weekblad voor de Gezondheidsleer."

  • C. E. Daniels, Levensschets van Dr. A. H. Israels, Amsterdam, 1884;
  • Hirsch, Biog. Lex.
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