Medicine: Israeli Doctors, Arab Patients

Jewish physicians are no strangers to the Arab world; during the Middle Ages, they were highly esteemed in the courts of Arab caliphs and sultans. For obvious political reasons, Israel's Arab neighbors have been unable to take advantage of the Jewish state's abundant medical talent; with 2.5 doctors for every 1,000 people, that nation has one of the world's highest concentrations of physicians. Now, though, in a number of limited ways, the ancient relationship between Arab patient and Jewish healer is quietly being revived across the Middle East's bristling frontiers.

Unable to get help from their own overwhelmed doctors after 15 months...

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