Take the 2-minute tour ×
Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have recently studied the Chazon Ish's work Emunah U'Vitachon and in the opening pages, the Chazon Ish displays a vast knowledge of human anatomy. Also, the Chazon Ish successfully mapped out a plan for a neurosurgeon to successfully complete an operation. Where did the Chazon Ish learn so much about human anatomy and medicine? Could it be that the Chazon Ish studied medical books?

As always, please cite your sources.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 9 down vote accepted

As I mention on my post on this very topic, Rabbi Slifkin reported the following:

I once asked Rav Gedaliah Nadel z”l, one of the foremost talmidim of the Chazon Ish, about the Chazon Ish’s medical knowledge. He told me that the Chazon Ish’s knowledge came from reading medical journals.

share|improve this answer
    
Perfect! Thank you so much! –  Bochur613 Aug 8 '13 at 0:34
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.