H. GILBERT WELCH, M.D.
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An Anglican Mission Hospital sits on the high plateau of Zambia's eastern province. A vestige of British rule, it maintains a distinctly colonial atmosphere. The over 30 acres of meticulously kept grounds provide a lush backdrop for the rambling brick hospital and the compact personal residences of its predominantly British and Dutch senior staff. The scene is not unlike that of a small New England prep school. Morning and afternoon teas are a daily routine.
At first glance, St. Francis hospital does not appear to be the kind of place that would offer a lesson on limited resources. Yet this
WELCH HG. In Zambia: Doing More with Less. Ann Intern Med. ;98:551–552. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-551
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(4):551-552.
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