Heartwarming, heartbreaking memoir

Natalie J Gray
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11404
Published online: 10 December 2012

FOR MOST AUSTRALIAN DOCTORS, a child dying from malnutrition, malaria or tuberculosis is something you read about in textbooks, not see in your day-to-day practice. Yet for doctors like Damien Brown, a volunteer with humanitarian organisation Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), it is an all too regular reminder of the impact that conflict, weak governance, and a lack of essential services have on the health of the communities they serve.

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