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Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7236.721/a (Published 11 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:721
  1. John Hartley, specialist registrar in microbiology.
  1. University College London Hospital

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    Michael Eddleston, Stephen Pierini

    Oxford University Press, £19.95, pp 666 ISBN 0 19 262772 4

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    Arriving at a district hospital in Zambia in 1991, I quickly became aware of the struggle for resources between social and environmental interventions, primary preventive care, and secondary medicine. Health reforms were under way: the “district” was the focus, and the hospital sector was receiving less attention. However, ordinary people want help when they need it, and a healthcare system that cannot …

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