A final curious twist in this story is the professional background of President Assad. He is an ophthalmologist, a doctor bound by the same professional oath as the rest of us. He has broken his contract with society and betrayed his medical colleagues. Perhaps we should all send a letter of complaint.

Dr. Greg Elder
Dr. Greg Elder, MSF dept. director of operations, in a blog he wrote for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the humanitarian principles and medical ethics that have become another silent casualty of the conflict in Syria.

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