Medical faculties decimated by violence in Iraq

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, p576
Academic Journal
The article reports on the murder of some medical faculty members in Iraq as a result of attacks on university faculties that have arisen since the 2003 invasion by the U.S. forces. According to surgeon Ismail Jalili who made a study on the matter, there are about 118 medical academicians who have been killed and that about 30% of killed staffs came from 12 medical schools. It cites that Jalili believes that the attacks are part of efforts to eradicate secular, scientifically trained elite.


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