The original text as written by Salvador Allende has been
published today in Internet which unmasks the defamatory libel which has been put in
circulation. The correspondence between Simon Wiesenthal and President Allende is also
It is available on CLARIN
(1,5 Mb), and comprises the unpublished thesis with which Dr. Salvador Allende sought
the professional qualification of Physician-Surgeon from the University of Chile in
May 1933. It was entitled Mental Health and Delinquency (156 pages). The text is now
published with an Introduction of Juan E. Garcés, political scientist, and a Prologue of
Juan Carlos Carbonell, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Valencia.
A defamatory libel alleges that Salvador Allende as a student defended racist and
anti-semitic concepts in his University thesis of 1933. The words of Allende himself
demonstrate the fallacy of this accusation.
Fifteen lines are all that the aspirant doctor Allende requires in order to conclude
that "there is no precise data showing any such influence in the civilized world"
in reference to the contention of the Italian criminologist Lombroso attributing race as
a causal factor in certain types of crime (page 123 of the version now accessible on
In this coming month of June the University thesis will be published in Santiago de
Chile on paper.
The correspondence between Simon Wiesenthal and President Allende is also published
today in the web page of CLARIN (Hemeroteca section).
President Allende Foundation
Madrid 28080. SPAIN