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The morning after the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the halls of Hopital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley, some 40 miles north of the …

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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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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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Year: 1984 Setting: Ouesso, Congo Position: Timber consortium medical expert We landed in Brazzaville and took a private jet to Pointe Noire where we spent …

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Year: 1984 Setting: Lome, Togo Position: Private practitioner at the branch of the St. Francis Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria In the consultation room on Ikoyi …

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Year: 1985 Setting: Bottom of the pyramid of Keops, Egypt Position: Emergency medicine physician for a French multinational company The flight from Paris was uneventful …

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Year: 1983 Setting: Branch of the St Francis hospital in Lagos, Nigeria Position: Private general practitioner The air conditioner roars and rattles, and the waiting …

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Year: 2003 Setting: AsiaMedic clinic in Singapore Position: Private general practitioner SARS has struck Singapore and I am at the vortex of the epidemic frenzy. …

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