History of Medicine

Rembrandt’s Jewish Physician—Dr Ephraim Bueno (1599–1665): A Brief Medical History

George M. Weisz and William R. Albury


Medicine in the Middle Ages was, and ever since remained, one of the main preoccupations of the professionally restricted Jews. One of the medical dynasties on the Iberian peninsula was the Bueno (Bonus) family. Following the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and their spread in Europe, these Iberian physicians became successful everywhere—just as the Buenos were in the Netherlands.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2013;4(2):e0010