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Hafiz Ali Goes Home

H.J. Van Peenen, MD
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Ponca City, OK 74604-2513 Acknowledgment: The author thanks Drs. Steve and Jan Arrow-smith for providing ethnographic details. Requests for Reprints: H.J. Van Peenen, MD, 1414 East Hartford, Unit #9, Ponca City, OK 74604-2513.


Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(3):249-251. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-129-3-199808010-00016
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The Dutch doctor had been with the ECWA hospital at Jos, Nigeria, for a long time, but he still had trouble deciding exactly when a patient would die. And that was always a problem with someone like Hafiz Ali.

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