Iquitos. City of half a million people, surrounded by hundreds of miles of jungle on all sides. Photo by NASA.
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On Iquitos, 3 months later

On a particularly sultry day in a hospital of the Peruvian Amazon, I found myself with the task of telling a group of parents that their babies, who had been waiting in the hallways for days without eating in preparation for surgery, would not be able to have their cleft lip and palate fixed. We, …

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Hope for Medicine, from #Charlottesville

I was going to write about wellness this week, but events from the world demand more attention. And our corner of the world is especially unwell. I went to medical school in Charlottesville. No city deserves to be overtaken by this ugliness, but I especially never imagined Charlottesville would catapult to national fame as a …

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