TITLE

Where orchids bloom: medicine on the border

AUTHOR(S)
Purkey, Eva
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/14/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 6, p618
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes some of the patients that seek diagnosis and medical treatment at a Burmese refugee camp located in the borders of Burma and Thailand. Political and economic conditions in Burma; Description of the patients.
ACCESSION #
14326063

 

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