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May 25, 1957


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TEAM Hospital Chinchpada, West Khandesh Bombay State, India.

JAMA. 1957;164(4):487. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980040127030

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To the Editor:—  I have recently received the various publications of the A.M.A. through arrangement with the Christian Medical Society, and I wish to express my deep appreciation of this wonderful help. Patients come from many miles to be treated by "the American doctor." In a way we are representing the whole medical profession in America to these people. For we are all that they see of American medicine at work. If we fail, American medicine has failed in their eyes.I am in charge of a small mission hospital in village India. Villagers look to us for the final help when all other help has failed. They will not go a long way to another hospital for consultation. If we can not help them, they usually go back to their village to die; hence versatility and a broad knowledge of medicine and surgery are of vital importance. The publications

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