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Postcards from the North West Frontier

Ivan Cher
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (11): 638-640.
Published online: 9 December 2002

An ophthalmologist remembers his time spent at a mission hospital in Pakistan

After September 11, 2001, TV bulletins about attempts to destroy al-Qaeda and the Taliban featured footage of Quetta, a city in Pakistan on the fabled North West Frontier, just south of Afghanistan's Kandahar (see Map in Simpson). The news recalled memories of the weeks I'd spent there, 42 years previously. More came flooding back as I leafed through the pages of my photo album.

  • Ivan Cher

  • Department of Ophthalmology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: ursivan@smartchat.net.au

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