The Jewish Body
Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor and anthropologist, takes the measure of “the Jewish body,” considering sex, circumcision and even those most elusive and controversial of microscopic markers—Jewish genes. Konner looks at Jewish perspectives on the body as well as the ways in which non-Jews have historically viewed Jewish physiology. With deep insight and great originality, Konner gives us nothing less than an anatomical history of the Jewish people. Melvin Konner holds Ph.D. and MD degrees from Harvard University, and taught at Harvard and then Emory for over 30 years. His books include The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Newsweek, Scientific American and other publications.
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Added by MCRosenthal on December 16, 2008