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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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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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Among the many aftershocks of the Haitian earthquake is that it left thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in dire need of medical help, including medication. Before …

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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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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