Peter E. Dans, M.D.
International medical programs for humanitarian, educational, and research purposes have a long tradition (1-7). In this issue, Krogstad (8) describes the benefits of one program for the guest professional and the host country. He illustrates how displacement from a large university teaching hospital in the United States to a health care setting in a developing country broadens one's medical and social horizons.
In a 3-month elective as a medical resident in 1963, I was astonished to find that an infectious disease hospital in India was using unsterile rubber tubing and open-mouth flasks for intravenous fluid administration and that the intravenous
Dans PE. Messages from Malawi. Ann Intern Med. ;92:858–859. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-6-858
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(6):858-859.
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