Sunday 29 October 2017


SHLOYME MINTS (b. October 27, 1861)
            He was born in Byezun (Bieżuń), Plotsk (Płock) district, Poland.  He was a great-grandson of the Slonim rabbi, R. Shloyme Mints.  Until age ten he studied in religious elementary school, and in 1882 he graduated from the Płock high school and went on to study medicine at the Universities of Warsaw and Moscow.  He was a member of the association “Bene-tsiyon” (Children of Zion).  In 1887 he settled in Warsaw where he practiced as a medical doctor.  Aside from articles in Hatsfira (The siren) and Hayom (Today), which he also wrote under the pen name of Dr. Kaspi, he published in book form: Hakalkala vekilkula (Corruption and its damage) and Magefat haḥalira (The epidemic of cholera).  In Yiddish he wrote on medicine and hygiene in Y. L. Perets’s Yudishe biblyotek (Yiddish library).  He also published articles in Polish-Jewish and German medical journals.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.

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