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July 1968

TEACHING IN TUNISIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;88(1):114-115. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010116026

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Abstract

To the Editor.—I have read with interest in the April 1968 Archives, Dr. Rosen's letter on his experiences in Cuba. I had a similar experience in Tunisia in 1967 as an instructor in ear surgery. I had been asked to go there by Medico under the Visiting Specialist Program, and I was received with great courtesy and cordiality.

The most interesting feature of Tunisian life is the ever present contrast between 20th century institutions and habits of the modern industrial nation on the one side, and the age old customs and ways of life reminding you of biblical times on the other. Smartly dressed women in the latest Paris fashions are walking beside veiled women in long white or black Arab garments.

On the highways fast automobiles or trucks would stop when bedouins in colorful and bright garments would cross on their donkeys or with the herds of camels

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