By JEREMY STEWART The Jerusalem Times – A collaboration between a black physician and a Jewish doctor is bringing together two of the world’s most renowned experts on the Black Plague.
Dr. Eitan Katz and Dr. Shlomo Zuckerman, the former head of the Israel Institute of Infectious Diseases (IIID), are meeting for the first time in Jerusalem.
Katz is a distinguished black physician, Zuckman is a renowned black physician.
The meeting will be followed by an examination of the diseases and treatments.
The two have long shared a common interest.
Katz, who is a black professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University, and Zuckmann, a professor of infectious diseases at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have been collaborating since the 1960s.
In recent years, Katz and Zucksman have taken a particular interest in Black Plague, which has ravaged the United States and elsewhere since the mid-1930s.
Zuckmans research into Black Plague and other diseases has resulted in many papers published in leading medical journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the New York Times.
Katz was awarded the Order of Merit by the Israeli Academy of Sciences for his work in the Black Death, the disease caused by the bacterium Plasmodium falciparum, which was responsible for about one-third of the deaths in the Middle East.
Katz and his wife, Avi, a physician in the Israel Ministry of Health, became friends when they worked together in the 1970s as medical assistants in the Israeli military hospital in Beersheba.
In 2000, they opened the Israel Medical Institute and began teaching in the institute’s Department of Infection, a division that treats infectious diseases.
Katz said he and Zuckederman began collaborating in the late 1990s, after Katz began studying how black patients with Black Plague could benefit from the Black Lamps treatment, a form of antibiotics that is now being used widely in Israel.
Katz believes the treatment could prevent a resurgence of the Black plague.
Katz’s wife, who was also an assistant professor at the institute, also helped him with the research.
Katz recently returned from a visit to the United Kingdom, where he and his family were attending the coronavirus conference in Oxford.
The trip coincided with the beginning of the conference and included a meeting with the UK’s Minister of Health.
In addition, Katz is an expert witness for the Ministry of Defense in a civil trial against two Israeli soldiers who were charged in the death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir.
The case was investigated by the Israel Police Department, which is also investigating the deaths of Palestinian men who died in the West Bank.
Katz has been a regular contributor to the Jerusalem Post, where the newspaper focuses on health issues.
His articles focus on Black Plague in Israel and on other aspects of the country’s health system.
He was born in a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank city of Hebron, but his family fled there after the outbreak of the war in 1948.
He attended public high schools in the settlement of Beit Hanina and studied at the Technion in Haifa.
Katz earned his doctorate from the Techni Faculty of Health Sciences in 1976 and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.
He has also served as the director of the institute in Jerusalem and as an assistant director of its Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Tel Aviv.
He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two daughters.