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India….final chapter….for now.

“How do you think I got this?” I pointed at the big scab on my chin. Standing in front of a classroom of eight year-olds in India, they made outlandish and simple guesses, “an accident?” “Yes, but what KIND of … Continue reading

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Tales from Medical Camp

Remember Givraj Sen, the handsome young man from Kanai who was burned as a boy? The cook who would love to have doctors give him a new ear? Well, Mr. Rathore took Givraj to Jaipur, three hours away, to meet … Continue reading

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It takes a Village….no, it takes TWO Villages….

Last spring it was a vision clinic—“eye camp,” in local lingo— in the little village of Kanai Khurd in Rajasthan, India, population 997. That went well and we learned a lot, getting prescriptions and glasses for 127 people so this … Continue reading

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“Where’s Your Bindi?”

“Where’s Your Bindi?” Goldie asks me in a tone half-way between panic and scolding. “On my face?” I reach up to feel, but that little fashion dot has gone missing. I had it on this morning. We are on our … Continue reading

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Being Human

Givraj Sen is 19 and a good looking young man. And that’s important. The very first thing I want you to know about Givraj is that he is handsome. Because the second thing I’m going to tell you about him … Continue reading

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