Brecher, Gideon

Brecher, Gideon a Jewish physician and German scholar, was born January 14, 1797, at Prossnitz, in Moravia. He received his early education, according to the customs of those days, in the Talmud, which study he continued at different schools. At the age of sixteen he commenced the study of Latin and medicine, in 1825 he became "magister of surgery," and in 1850 he became doctor of medicine. He spent his lifetime at his native, city, where he died May 12, 1873, having been decorated in 1871 by the emperor of Austria. Of his publications we mention, Die Beschneidung der, Israeliten voi der historischen,praktisch-operativen und ritualen Seite (Wien, 1845): — Das Buch Kusari, mit einem hebi. kurzen Commentar und einer aucsfihrlichen Einleitung (Prague, 1838-40): — Das Transcendentale, Magie und nzagische Heilarten in Talmud (Wien, 1850): — Die Unsterblichkeitslehre des judischen Volkes (Leipsic, 1861): — Concordantiae Nominum Propriorum quae ini Libris Sacris continentur, edited by his son (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1876). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 1:130, and the review of the posthumous work by Muhlau, in Schurer's Theol. Literaturzeitung, 1877, col. 471. (B.P.)

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