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A British army surgeon has given us a most readable account of his experiences during a 2-year service (1966 to 1968) in a military hospital in Nepal. Here he cared for Gurkhas returning from army life and for the civilian population from a wide area in the Himalayan foothills. The medical and surgical problems that he faced were often dramatic and challenging in their severity: burns; accidental trauma; bites by bears, leopards, and snakes; infections; obstetrical catastrophes. Major Pitt presents these problems in a series of well-written and entertaining stories about many patients. These stories tell much about the courage
Surgeon in Nepal.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:531–532. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-531_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):531-532.
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