[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Bamshad

[Date:] 26 Dey 1336 [16 January 1958]

[Issue No.:] 144

 

Bite….

Incurable Ills

Within the small and large lines of the newspapers, there is occasionally news about the health condition of the people of the cities, which is very significant, and we suggest that the minister of health pay as much attention as possible to such news.

For example, Ettelaat Newspaper writes on its news page from the cities that, in Amol, a type of mumps disease is spread, which is said to [cause sterility].

Diphtheria has spread and there is not enough serum.

Or, the reporter of Bamshad Newspaper, Mr. Mansoorian from Ilam, writes in letter number 292, dated 17 Dey 1336 [7 January 1958]:

“After the repeated requests of the residents, a dentist by the name of Mr. Grail was sent to Ilam, and because this doctor was preaching Baha’ism, the people turned away from him. But now the aforementioned person comes to the hospital at 11:00 a.m. every day and writes the names of several people in the registry as imaginary [patients] and sends reports.”

Or in another newspaper, it was written that, “He [a reporter] has been to Fumanat and there has only been [one] doctor there, but for some time, he has also left the patients for a change of climate.”

These are some of the facts that are occasionally seen in the newspapers.