WARNING: Not a travel blog today.
A short time ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people.
In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:
“Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the
“A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube.
“Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.
“If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew, which led to the success of Banting & Best If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.
“Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.
“Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.
“Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the “Schick” reaction, which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.
“Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram.
“They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.
“Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.
“Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.
“In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott.”
“Meanwhile I ask, what medical contributions to the world have Muslims made?