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When your doctor leaves

When your doctor leaves Where do you go ? You saw him, yes you did Unshaved, dressed in a hurry Dirty old glasses On his face, a patch of dermatitis “So what brought you here ?” Isn’t that what he … Continue reading

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Ebola virus disease

( reposted with some updates) The Ebola virus was first identified in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan and in a nearby region of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1976 after significant epidemics in Yambuku, northern … Continue reading

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A piece of my day…unpleasant surprise

Here comes the much awaited summer after the coldest winter in decades. It didn’t warm up in earnest until June. New medical students, residents and fellows were eagerly waiting for the start of patient rounds. Hospital assignments in July need … Continue reading

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Fighting for the life of a child in Africa

Narrrated by Dr Lemma (based on a true story) As usual I was responsible for the whole emergency room, adults and children although I was just an intern! That was the expectation. It was business as usual until a child … Continue reading

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The Bone Setter

By Surafel K Gebreselassie It wasn’t a surprise to see trauma cases every week. They varied from car accidents to simple falls. They were of all ages. The surgical outpatient clinic had just enough things to manage simple fractures and … Continue reading

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Albinos, what has lack of an enzyme got to do with a tragedy!

Ignorance and superstition fuel the persecution of albinos. By Dr Solomon Feyissa In this day and age many would assume that albinism is a fairly understood phenomenon. However the experience of albinos in some parts of the world doesn’t support … Continue reading

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Battle of Adwa :March 1, 1896

Menilek destroys Italian army at the battle of Adwa on March 1st 1896 Chronology of events: •1883 : Italian government buys Assab bay from Italian commercial firms •1885 ( Feb 5): Italian landing to occupy Massawa •1887 (Jan 27th) : … Continue reading

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