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Interview with Samii, Abdol-Hosein

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.

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Abdol Hosein Samii- pdf


21pp. + summary + biographical note + index

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