The Syrian Medical Aid Association: British philanthropy in the Near East.

  • A M Kass
  • Published 1987 in Medical history


The Syrian Medical Aid Association (SMAA), created by British philanthropists and medical men in the 1840s, represents one of the earliest attempts by a secular organization to transmit Western medicine to a part of the world deemed to be in need of assistance. Its founders, convinced of the need for well-trained physicians, drugs, and equipment in Syria… (More)


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