Healing in the Holy City
A new exhibit at the Tower of David Museum explores the crossroads between medicine and miracles, faith and health over the centuries in Jerusalem.
For diabetes you might have been proscribed fenugreek. Internal bleeding or urinary problems might have been treated with stinging nettles. And for common fertility problems, a dose of medicinal skink – that’s a stubby-legged lizard, in case you didn’t know – might be just what the doctor ordered.