Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel have launched a clinical study among Israeli Hebrew speakers only to attempt to predict diseases before they appear in a patient.
Dr. Cyril B. Sherer did not make it to the proverbial 120 years of Moses, but the general practitioner in Jerusalem – who treated many tens of thousands of people in Britain, Japan, New Zealand and Israel over more than 70 years – did manage take care of patients during decades when other physicians retire to play golf and play with their grandchildren.
It is an irony of the Middle East. At the same time that Gaza terrorists send burning balloons and kites and have – for now – stopped hurling rockets and missiles at southern Israel, Israeli and Palestinian physicians are collaborating at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center. Medicine and caring for the sick it seems, can bring enemies together.