IRVING E. SALIT, M.D. C.M.
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To the editor: Dr. George Harrell's synopsis of medical education in Saudi Arabia (Ann Intern Med 85:677-678, 1976) painted an interesting picture of a nation's attempt at improved health care and the conflicts encountered with religious mores and political aims. He noted that "needs are great, and help from abroad is gratefully accepted." This requires certain qualifications if only to save some people's time. The first is that Jews need not apply. Also those with "Jewish-sounding names" or Jewish ancestry need not apply. This official, vicious anti-Jewish policy extends to books and movies (but, I presume, not to vaccines or
SALIT IE. Saudi Arabia and Jews. Ann Intern Med. ;86:246. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-2-246_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(2):246.
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