Category: medical practice in a developing country

Home visit and [floor]side manner

Fond greetings from the land of warmth and war, from the land of schizophrenic civility and criminality, from the land where beauty and bestiality walk comfortably together. I am including this picture (with the patient’s permission) because I wanted you to be able to join me in a home visit.  I wish you could have […]

Latest and greatest in El Salvador

2009 in Review, el Resbaladero With all good intentions and warm thoughts, I meant to send this last fall; then I hoped to include you in my Thanksgiving blessings; after that I hoped to sneak my greetings in with the rest of your Christmas mail, but now, at last, a very Happy New Year to […]

Lemonade from lemons

It is again, indeed, Thanksgiving time.  Forgive me for rubbing it in, but—well, I like our frost-free existence here. Not that weather doesn’t give us fits, for it does.  Two weeks ago, our ‘dry season’ converted to ‘drizzle season’ and parts of El Salvador received 14” of rain in a weekend.  Deforested hills deal poorly […]

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The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed... Luke 4:17