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Year: 1988 Setting: We, Lifou, New Caledonia Position: Private general practitioner On Nov. 18, six months after the killing of 19 Kanaks (the indiginous Melanesian …

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In settings where no lab tests, X-rays or other diagnostic help is available, the diagnostic process relies on taking an accurate history of the disease …

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Year: 1990 Setting: Hut in We, Lifou Position: Private general practitioner in New Caledonia A small familial delegation comes to my office one morning asking …

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Year: 1993 Setting: Mendi Hospital, Southern Highlands province, Papua New Guinea Position: Chief medical officer for Chevron Chevron is contributing to the budget of Mendi …

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Year: 1995 Setting: Ialibu Hospital, Papua New Guinea Position: Chief medical officer for Chevron, Papua New Guinea Mission: Delivering a check to the manager of …

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The current relief and rescue efforts are being hampered by the chronic, dismal state of the Haitian physical infrastructure (communication, transportation, health-care network, sanitation, urban …

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Year: 1974 Setting: French consulate in Rio de Janeiro Position: Medical student I am a third-year medical student at the Federal University of Rio de …

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Year: 1984 Setting: Branch of the St. Francis Hospital Position: Private general practitioner The waiting room is packed and I am busy with a patient …

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Year: 1994 Setting: Brisbane airport, Australia Position: Chief medical officer for Chevron in Papua New Guinea It had been a long flight for a Chevron …

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As Congress debates health-care reform legislation, they are trying to strike the right balance between governmental intervention and letting the free market hold sway. Which …

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According to a 2009 study published in the American Journal of Medicine, 62 percent of all bankruptcies in 2007 were because of medical costs, and …

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Year: 2002 Setting: Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore Position: Private general practitioner I am the first and only French private general practitioner in Singapore. I discovered years …

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Year: 1995 Setting: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Position: Chief medical officer for Chevron Oil Co. I have been in PNG for two years, seen …

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Year: 1980 Setting: Corporate clinic in Edea, Cameroon Position: Resident physician On some of my professional gear, one can find the medical symbol with the …

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The value placed on medical activity is society-specific and highly situational. It varies greatly with time, place and human environment.

The value placed on medical activity is society-specific and highly situational. It varies greatly with time, place and human environment.

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