Moftah, Cairo, Egypt
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Wisdom of Barbers: Egypt

In an age before widespread access to healthcare, barbers often carried out medical procedures. In a village near Cairo, Moftah, a veteran Egyptian barber, recalls the days when he was called on to circumcise boys and pull out teeth.

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Video producers: Ranyah Sabry and Cherif Albert

  • 08 May 2014
  • From the section Africa
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