The doctor who became a shepherd

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 01 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b449
  1. Anthony S Oberman, general practitioner, Ashdod, Israel
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    I used to start my day as a GP by logging on and checking my patients’ latest laboratory and imaging results. I work in Ashdod, a town of a quarter of a million inhabitants in the southern part of Israel, about 40 km from the Gaza strip. When the recent crisis started, before I asked a patient …

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