Oral History Interview
September 18, 1982
21pp. + summary + biographical note + index
Physician; Professor at the National University of Iran (Melli University); Minister of Science and and Higher Education, 1974-1976; Director of the Imperial Center for Advanced Medical Studies, 1976-1979.
Family and educational background; recollections of student years in New York and meeting with Mohammad Mosaddeq; Mosaddeq's medical check-up and the physicians' prognosis; recollections of Prime Minister Hasan Ali Mansur and his efforts at reorienting Iranian politics; higher education planning in Iran and attempts at reversing the brain drain; Shah's interest in creating modern medical facilities in the country; on the various influences on the Shah's decision-making; recollections of Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda; on Queen Farah, her social activities and her influence on the Shah; assessment of the Ramsar Educational Conferences.