WHILE DIPLOMATS ponder, physicians cope with mounting medical problems in communities throughout what once was Yugoslavia.
The city and municipal region of Brcko (pronounced birch-ko) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is typical. The Brcko municipal region is a bottleneck at the northeast point of Serb-held territory (Republika Srpska); it is almost due west of Belgrade and almost due north of Sarajevo, in the country carved by revolution from the former Yugoslavia.
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