MICHELE BARRY, M.D.; SALLY K. STANSFIELD, M.D.; FRANK J. BIA, M.D., M.P.H.
Haiti, occupying the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (Figure 1), has recently attracted the attention of the U. S. health community as the source of a large influx of refugees into the United States. These refugees are leaving a country where the life expectancy in 1978 was 47.5 years and infant mortality was 150 per thousand live births (1). Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, with a per capita income of $304 in 1980 (2). Eighty-five percent of the rural population is believed to live below the absolute poverty level (3). This
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BARRY M, STANSFIELD SK, BIA FJ. Haiti and the HÔpital Albert Schweitzer. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:1018–1020. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1018
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1018-1020.
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