I have written previously that boycotting Israel or avoiding anything that originates with Jews is very difficult because almost everything important in life today was either invented or developed by Israelis or Jews.
Certainly the world would be poorer without the Jewish contribution to music, film, television and stage; see my article As a Jew I Apologize for a detailed listing.
I have received a number of comments from Muslims disputing the value of Jewish contributions to western civilization, and who ask, "Anyway, who cares about music, plays or movies?"
OK, I get it, Muslims do not care about having fun, but boycotting anything that originates with Jews can be hazardous to your health. The following was adapted from an Internet email going around and personally verified by me with links to the appropriate authoritative sources.
I should mention that the original email (1), which is carelessly repeated at many websites, has numerous misspellings of last names and incorrect attributions which I have made right in my version:
Salvarsan treatment kit for syphilis,
Photo: Science & Society Picture Library
If Ahmed ever contracts Syphilis he should not look to be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jewish Chemist, Dr. Paul Ehrlich.
He should not even bother trying to find out whether he even has Syphilis, because the Wassermann Test is the discovery of a Jew, bacteriologist August von Wassermann.
Should Ahmed suspect that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because that will require using a test devised by a Jew named Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser.
If Ahmed has heart disease, he must not use Digitalis, a discovery made possible by the work of Ludwig Traube, the son of a Jewish wine merchant.
Should Ahmed become delirious with a high fever, he will not be able to use the diagnostic detection for typhoid fever because that would require the Widal Test named after Georges-Fernand-Isidor Widal, a Jewish Physician in the field of bacteriology.
If Ahmed suffers a toothache, he must insist the dentist not use cocaine as an anesthetic, a property discovered by the Austrian Jewish ophthalmologist, Dr. Karl Koller.
Allah forbid if Ahmed has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Oscar Minkowski, a Jew.
If Ahmed ever has convulsions he will have to put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate for their amelioration.
Ahmed and his fellow Muslims must never use barbiturates as sedatives, hypnotics, anticonvulsants, or as general anesthetics since that would be paying homage to Jewish chemist Adolf von Baeyer who synthesized the drug back in 1864.
This leaflet was part of a massive
campaign in the late 1920's and early
1930's to bring down the large
numbers of deaths from diphtheria.
Photo Credit: PreserveCottage
Ahmed must discard all discoveries, inventions, processes, and improvements by many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.
In short, Ahmed and all good and loyal Muslims must remain properly and fittingly afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis and all the other ills and thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, while they proudly boycott the medical beneficence of the hated Jews.
(1): I received the following email which is filled with errors, misspellings, incorrect attributions and a few outright fabrications and distilled from them the truth which I published above:
A short time ago, Arabian speeches at the U.N. urged the Arab World to boycott everything that originates with the Jewish people. In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offers to assist them in their boycott as follows:
"Any Arab who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman [should be Wassermann] Test is the discovery of a Jew. If an Arab suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner [should be Neisser].
"An Arab who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube. Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Cocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil [incorrect attribution]. If an Arab has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky [should be Minkowski], a Jew. If an Arab has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro [not Jewish] and Ellege [no such person]. Arabs with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate. Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew. Should an Arab chilld [sic] get Diptheria, he must refrain from the "Schick" reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick [Bela Schick].
"Arabs should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram [should be Robert Bárány]. They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.
"Arabs must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman [not completely accurate], invented the wonder drug against this killing disease. Arab doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict [no such person], or the lung specialist, Frawnkel [no such person], and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.
"In short, good and loyal Arabs properly and fittingly remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mential Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott."