Harry Friedenwald Collection
The Friedenwald collection is one of the most precious treasures of the Jewish National and University Library. It contains, in a unique completeness, manuscripts and printed works pertaining to the history of medicine, and particularly medicine among the Jews. Beginning with the earliest extant manuscript of a Hebrew medical work, 'Sefer Asaph' (end of the 13th century or beginning of the 14th), the collection contains various manuscripts, many of them illustrated, incunabula and early and modern prints. It also includes portraits and autographs, and is complemented by numerous reprints, some from remote sources, the gathering of which was an achievement in itself. Some of the classical books have marginal notes and additions by Dr. Friedenwald.