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Dangers of Afghan food

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.945 (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:945
  1. George Dunea

    Have you ever played geography games? Can you name the strait that lies between Sicily and Sardinia? Do you know what countries bound Lake Titicaca? Our father used to play these games with us when we were little to teach us geography. Since then I have added to my repertoire such gems as “Can you name three towns in Afghanistan?”

    This brings me to my friend, an internist, who so far has shown little interest in such games. He knows the Strait of Messina but refuses to venture further north. He can no more locate Lake Titicaca than expound on the rainfall in Ougadougou (is there any?). He cares little about …

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