Chapter 3 of The Kidney Sellers
The third chapter of Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere's forthcoming new book The Kidney Sellers is entitled "Transplanting Organs and Ideas". This portion of the book is divided into multiple sections, too numerous to name. The author details her arrival at the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, evaluation by customs officials at the airport, long car ride through Tehran to Mehrabad Airport, domestic flight to Shiraz, experiences at the Homa Hotel, time at the MESOT conference, and two visits to Persepolis (ancient ruins of the capital of the first Persian Empire). Primarily this chapter serves to illustrate Dr. Fry-Revere's initial reactions to the mixed Persian/Arab Iranian culture. From the LIBERTARIAN BIOETHICS BLOGger point of view, the most interesting anecdote was the author's description of Dr. Francis Delmonico's talk at the MESOT conference, in which the Harvard surgeon, in a surreal scene defining the concept of cultural imperialism, lectured the assembled Iranian physicians about "the evils of compensating donors" of kidneys and other organs. The chapter ends with a strong tease about the author's further experiences in the "real" Iran. My interest in this work continues to soar.
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Don Stacy is a 47 yo libertarian writer and physician. His articles have been published by multiple libertarian-themed websites. He practices medicine as a radiation oncologist in Hazard, KY.