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August 21, 1987

Third-World Interloper-Reply

JAMA. 1987;258(7):912. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400070050032

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In Reply.—  I am pleased to echo Dr Fett's praise of the founder of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer. Dr Mellon carried out the potable-water and tetanus-immunization projects to which I refer in my article. It is, of course, important that "Haiti is no richer for my visit." That is just the point: one may go to such a place hoping to relieve suffering and death and leave feeling frustrated and inadequate.