Middle East Studies

Sherine F. Hamdy

Associate Professor of Anthropology

I began a new book project, co-authored with Soha Bayoumi of Harvard, tentatively titled Doctors of the Revolution, to be published by Stanford University Press. Many of the contacts I had made with physicians and health professionals in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world brought my attention to the perilous conditions under which doctors were in, even in their aims to act ethically and neutrally, with no regard to an injured person’s political activity. In Egypt, many doctors who volunteered in the space of the field clinic in Tahrir Square and other flashpoints with police and security forces were punished by the state regime for their medical activity.
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