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Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: The Drug Battle

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: And now, we shall talk about something more frightening and a million times more personal than what I've been talking about so far. This happened at the beginning of internship and frightened me more than I thought was possible. The hazards of medical care far outweigh those of many professions; even if you were a dragon-fighter, […]

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The Doctor’s View: How The Nightmares Begin

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: There are people milling about on the earth every second of every day, going about their normal business with their neighbors none the wiser on what manner of skeletons lay in their closets. We've all experienced some shocking moment, some manner of horror; the stuff nightmares are made of. We know what they are and we […]

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The Doctor’s View: Insanity and Rowdy Patients

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: Aggression is one of those deplorable attributes and one never proudly admits to being violent…unless, of course, one is from an oddly specific Ugandan tribe that's nation-wide famous for exactly that sort of behavior. Sometimes though, you barely have enough time to try and find out which part of the country somebody comes from before s/he […]

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The Doctor’s View: Children you should be afraid of!

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: At one point or the other, I'm sure we've all had to deal with rather spoilt children (and adults but that's a whole other Tolkien-sized novel on its own). As such, I'm pretty sure you can understand when I say that I sometimes want to hit the children that walk into my office. Granted it won't […]

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The Doctor’s View: One More Reason to Never do Psychiatry

By Devise Kavuma, Uganda: Public holidays are excitedly waited on by most people and it is no different with me. I look forward to days spent without running in and out of wards, looking like a crazed, sleep-deprived sea-gull. There's little one can do with a limited imagination and so I found myself staying in, watching Terminator 2, on the […]

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