Posted by Jeff from bgp01107368bgs.wbrmfd01.mi.comcast.net (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 2:11PM :
5. Health Care.
In Gailani camp there were no doctors or pharmacies. However, Baghdad had a large number of qualified medical doctors, dentists, hospitals, and pharmacies. Among these were three Assyrian doctors, Dr. Baba Parhad and his two sons, Dr. Malcom and Dr. Luther. In the camp there were two Assyrians who practiced dentistry. These two individuals had no formal education in dentistry; they were dental mechanics. Their practice was restricted to extractions, taking casts for false teeth, and fillings. One of these gentlemen was called Andrious, a very mild mannered individual who had a very kind hand and specialized in extractions only. The other was Babajan. In the late forties, Youel Babasi had his dental office just outside the camp.
There were other people who provided medical care. These people had no medical education and their practice was based on experience and home remedies. There was a well-known Armenian by the name of Kahraman who was an excellent bonesetter. Broken arms, hands, legs, were easily and successfully set by him. In the latter years, there was an Assyrian who did the same but did not match Kahraman's reputation. Then there was Khaltoo Manni who prepared a dark colored cream that did wonders for acne and other facial infections. She would not divulge her secret formula to anyone. Sabeke, a gentle old lady, also treated infected tonsils, boils, and other skin maladies with a variety of medicines prepared from herbs and other natural ingredients.
... this was taken from an article in Zinda...
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