Medical Essays

 
 

Medical Essays

  • Hope for HIV in Africa The author describes his personal journey in bringing hope to the HIV/AIDS situation in Africa. Motivation and perseverance go a long way.
  • Katrina: A Surgeon's First-Hand Report Scott E. Delacroix, Jr., MD, Louisiana State University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, shares his first-hand account of his experiences in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
  • A Doctor's Duty in a Palestinian Prison Camp in Israel The following diary describes the first week from a month that Dr. Lev spent as the physician of Palestinian and Israeli soldiers -- detainees and jailers -- in an army camp used as a prison.
  • The Painful Life of Cole Porter A soon-to-be released film, De-Lovely, featuring Kevin Kline as the composer-lyricist, proposes to explore well beyond such hazy or sanitized versions of the Cole Porter story.
  • The Vidui Experiencing a death in the family is difficult, but it can also be a time of discovery and renewal. Read one physician's account.
  • Service From the Heart -- Lessons From Mozambique Read about one physician's experience strengthening the Chain of Hope for sick children in Africa.
  • Medical Essay: Out of Africa A US military physician reflects on a 3-week flood relief mission in Johannesburg and Mozambique.
  • Medical Essay - Words That Are Not Spoken My inquiries into the world of AIDS in Africa have been met with a bizarre and stony silence, as though the disease doesn't exist -- though of course I see it all around me.