Oral History Interview
Ahmad Qoreyshi and Sepehr Zabih
December 10, 1982 and April 12, 1983
91pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph
Deputy Minister of Health; Chancellor of Esfahan University, 1966-1976; Minister of Science and Higher Education, 1976-1977; Chancellor of Tehran University, 1977-1978; Member of the Executive Committee of the Rastakhiz Party, 1975-1979.
Recollections of childhood; studying medicine at Tehran University; career at the Ministry of Health; on the state of hygiene and health in Iran at the time; planning for education in health related matters in Iran; role of foreign advisors in health planning in Iran; work on epidemiology in Iran; various organizations charged with the task of disease control in Iran; planning for medical education in Iran; higher education in Iran; on the Rastakhiz Party, its origins and agenda; roots of the Revolution of 1978-79; on the Shah's illness; reaction of Iranian political elite to the revolutionary upheaval.