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June 1964

PROJECT HOPE EXPERIENCE

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1815 Via El Prado Redondo Beach, Calif 90277

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(6):901. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590300129033

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Abstract

To the Editor:  Today's mail brought five catalogs for postgraduate extension division study. However, I have solved my postgraduate study problem, courtesy of the Project Hope, for I have realized a situation with the intrigue of foreign travel, the spark of adventure, plus a sense of satisfaction that comes when knowledge is shared. I spent three months with the SS Hope in Peru practicing my own specialty and teaching a counterpart Peruvian doctor and Trujillo University medical students. Peru is divided into three parts, each with its endemic disorder: the coastal area presents tuberculosis, the Sierras produce leishmaniasis and the jungle harvests leprosy. Each entity in its own locale, I added to my fund of knowledge.The USA-trained specialist is by virtue a teacher to the foreign doctor, and the latter, in turn, can impart much to the North American. For this reason I encourage not only practitioners, but also

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