Straits of Bengali People

Richard A. Cash, William B. Greenough, Norbert Hirschhorn, David R. Nalin, James O. Taylor, Gordon Harper, Albert Martin, Irwin H. Rosenberg, David Sachar, William E. Woodward

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As physicians who have in the recent past worked for many years in Dacca, East Pakistan (East Bengal), we are extremely concerned over recent events in that country. The attack of the West Pakistan military against the civilian population has caused immediate loss of life estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. Doctors, lawyers and other members of the Bengali educated class have been especially singled out and shot. Medical care in the country has been totally disrupted. Civilian hospitals such as those at Ghandragona and Jessore have been badly damaged by shelling and bombing. Many.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-182
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 15 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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