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Interview with Mo`tamedi, Qasem

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.

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Part 4


Qassem-Motamedi-APt-I_0.pdf Qassem-Motamedi-BPt-II.pdf Qassem-Motamedi-English.pdf


91pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph

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