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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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Year: 1981 Setting: Club Med in Haiti Position: Tropical disease specialist at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris Club Med is experiencing an outbreak of acute …

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Patients at Mulago Hospital in Uganda are entitled to receive only one thing: a thin mattress. Everything else -- meals, fresh clothes, sheets, blankets -- …

Year: 1982 Setting: Ouesso hospital, Northern Congo Position: Medical expert on a timber consortium mission It has been quite an adventure riding for three days …

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Year: 1997 Setting: Singapore Position: Emergency medicine consultant Yes, I will be ready in two hours. The representative of International SOS, a provider of medical …

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Score one for low-tech, high-impact interventions: The newest revolution in microbiology testing walks on four legs and says "baa." It's the hair sheep, a less-hirsute …

Year: 1989 Setting: Medical office in We, New Caledonia Position: First and only private general practitioner on the island As I am consulting with patients …

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Year: 1983 Setting: Branch of the St Francis Hospital, Ikoyi island in Lagos, Nigeria Position: Only European private general practitioner in Lagos A few days …

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Year: 1994 Setting: Chevron hospital in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea Position: Chief Medical Officer 2 a.m., a nurse wakes me up: Doc, there …

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