YANKEV FEYGENBERG (b. 1891)
He was born in Grodno, Poland, into a commercial family. He received a traditional secular education. He studied medicine in Munich, Germany, and completed his studies in Dorpat, Estonia, in 1915. He worked as a military doctor in Russia, and from 1920 in Poland. He worked as the school doctor for a string of Yiddish and Hebrew educational institutions and was a member of the executive committee of the Jewish doctors’ association in Vilna. He published a number of articles on medical topics in Vilna’s Folks-gezunt (People’s health) and Warsaw’s Sotsyale meditsin (Social medicine), among them a series of pieces on the “Shvester shul” (Nursing school in Vilna). He published the pamphlets: Vegn verem un gaytsn bay mentshn (On worms and tapeworms with people) (Vilna: OZE, 1924), 20 pp.; Di ershte hilf in umgliklekhe tsufaln (First aid in unfortunate cases) (Warsaw: TOZ, 1925), 25 pp., later edition (Vilna, 1929); Vegn aynshpritsn kinder kegn skarlatin un difterit (On injecting children against scarlet fever and diphtheria) (Vilna: OZE, 1932).