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The following directory, entitled Physician Service Opportunities Overseas, lists more than 170 organizations that recruit US physicians for both long- and short-term assignments in a host of countries around the world. It includes information from a similar roster, originally planned by the...
MEDICINE has traditionally been described as a caring profession. It is in this caring tradition that teams of physicians travel from countries with highly sophisticated medical care systems to developing countries of the world to provide medical care for brief periods. Hospital facilities in...
To the Editor.—
The review of mush-room poisoning by Hanrahan and Gordon1 provides a timely reminder that foraging in the wild for food and fun can be extremely dangerous. Those bent on finding wild mushrooms for the dinner table are well advised to do so only in the company of an experienced...
This book presents a variety of topics by many experts in areas related to treatment of congenital cardiac defects.
The introductory chapter by Dr Helen B. Taussig is sure to captivate the attention of the reader. It presents the author's concept that common cardiac malformations are primeval...
Are you weary of bad news about the health of the millions who eke out an existence in the Third World? Of the dollars of government aid mindlessly wasted through bureaucratic bungling and corruption? Well, here is an antidote to all that is frightful in the account of the US intervention in...
In 1983, having just finished my third year in medical school, I received a Henry R. Luce Fellowship to study geriatric medicine at a large hospital in Tokyo. During my year here, I have come to realize that the Japanese practice of medicine simulates much of what has been familiar to me in...
THE SUDDEN opening of China to foreign visitors following the pingpong event of 1971 created an entire new school of China watchers. Thousands became instant authorities following their 21-day travel immersion. Most of us could base our knowledge only on what we saw and heard in our three-week...
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The MEDICAL NEWS report on art-related hazards was both timely and informative.1 Often overlooked, however, are the artists who are among the nation's elderly (25.5 million people older than 65 years in 1980).2 In a recent summer research project, I found that artrelated hazards...
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