Monitoring Medical Affairs in Fars (1921 – 1936) based on Available Documents

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D., University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, Iran

2 Research Office for the History of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Education Philosophy, Dr. Nourani Vesal Museum and Scientific and Cultural Documentation Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


The purpose of this study is to investigate Fars medical services monitoring, during fifteen years (1921– 1936). Available documents show that a separate office was established by the country health office to support medical affairs in the southern region of Iran, named the South Health Office in 1926. Illegal doctors were forced to stop working unless they obtain and present a degree from the Ministry of Education. At that time, there were 10 pharmacies at Shiraz, namely Adab, Nosrat, Behboodi, Razazade, Ziyaiyan, Iran, Khorshid, Shafa, Hafez, Fars Central. Pharmacies should have a valid license and work permit from the Ministry. There were a totally of 54 doctors, 11 pharmacists, and 3 midwives in Shiraz in 1932.