ALLEN D. SOFFER, M.D.; HENRY WILDE, M.D.
An estimated 10 to 20 million persons today are refugees, having been forced from their countries of birth by war, famine, or political or religious persecution. Whereas satisfactory long-term political solutions to their problems are often extraordinarily difficult to procure, basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care must be fulfilled immediately if these people are to survive. Acute medical problems of refugees typically include malnutrition, infectious disease, and, in some situations, war-related trauma, each of which requires a rapid and sustained response from the international medical community. Relief workers are faced with an unusually challenging task: to provide
SOFFER AD, WILDE H. Medicine in Cambodian Refugee Camps. Ann Intern Med. ;105:618–621. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-4-618
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(4):618-621.
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