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Year: 1979 Setting: George Washington University Hospital Position: Intern In sharing my global health background, I would be remiss if I did not talk about …

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Year: 1989 Setting: We, island of Lifou, New Caledonia Position: Private general practitioner An epidemic of hemorrhagic dengue fever has struck the New Caledonia archipelago. …

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Year: 1986 Setting: Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France Position: Assistant professor in tropical diseases It is my sixth year of teaching tropical diseases …

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Year: 2001 Setting: Mauvezin, France Position: Private general practitioner I have been living in Singapore for six years, but this year I have spent my …

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Year: 1993 Setting: Chevron hospital in Papua New Guinea Position: Chief medical officer I have been working in Papua New Guinea for one month and …

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The current Stanford Magazine tipped me off to an appealing effort to clean up the oceans, especially the swirling masses of plastic, which threaten wildlife …

Year: 1980 Setting: Beach in Martinique Position: Tropical diseases specialist, Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris It is my first summer holiday after joining the tropical diseases department …

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Year: 1988 Setting: Lifou Island, New Caledonia Position: Private general practitioner It is the wedding season and almost every weekend I am invited by a …

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Year: 1998 Setting: Yi villages, Yunnan province, China Position: Medical mission leader It is about one week before Christmas and we have been working in …

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Year: 1994 Setting: Chevron Hospital in Papua New Guinea Position: Chief medical officer There are a few villagers living near the hospital, and often kids …

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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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