Monthly Archives: September 2013

Quitting Soccer

By Surafel K Gebreselassie The day started like every Saturday. I had the usual bread and a cup of hot tea. Just before I left the house mama pulled me over and told me not to go anywhere that day. “I … Continue reading

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Tenayistilign tips: Kidney stone

Kidney stones are formed inside the kidney (of mineral and acid salts that stick together). There are four major types of kidney stones : calcium, uric acid, struvite ( infection) and cystine About 70% of kidney stones are made of … Continue reading

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By Surafel K Gebreselassie My father would have liked me to be a lawyer or a teacher like himself; but as I grew taller than my friends, he was more worried about military service. During the last few years of … Continue reading

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By Surafel K Gebreselassie He walked in the pathology sign out room, flushed with excitement. I have never seen him so excited since I joined his lab to appreciate some renal pathology. ‘There are many dense deposits on electron microscopy … Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Experience in Malaria Country

By Surafel K Gebreselassie, M.D They lowered the stretcher down on to the mud floor in front of the clinic, a rapidly made stretcher of sheep skin tethered on its corners to wooden holders. Four muscular hands of farmers carried … Continue reading

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