Barry Bacon INMED Blog

Barry Bacon

Hello! My name is Barry Bacon I am a practicing physician and I’m starting my INMED service-learning in October 2023. 

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The Last Patient on the Last Day

November 2, 2023

I’m sitting in the quiet living room of a patient whose home we are visiting. The wall ahead of me […]

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There’s a Snake in the Lecture Room!

November 2, 2023

Today is my last full day at the hospital, and I am giving a second training on “Helping Babies Breathe,” […]

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Mosquito Wars

October 31, 2023

Mosquitos, Crochet, and the Cost of Free Medical Care Amanda has declared war on mosquitos in the housing dedicated to […]

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I Have Been Requested to Ask That You See My Grandfather

October 28, 2023

It was a slow day, frustratingly so. People who weren’t really sick but worried about being sick took much of […]

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Flight to Cavango and Other Adventures

October 26, 2023

“You Should Talk to Marijn About It” We flew back in the rain, wet, tired, excited to get back to […]

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The Trip to Kalukembe and Other Tales from Deepest Africa

October 22, 2023

We’re up and ready to go by 6:15 a.m. The team travels silently to the airport where we wait for […]

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“You Have Now Performed a Hemi-Mandibulectomy”

October 22, 2023

“These patients can exsanguinate,” explained Dr. Annaliese. “That’s why I’ve followed this technique of ripping everything out quickly and getting […]

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“I have a Problem Patient”

October 18, 2023

“I Have a Problem Patient” Today has been a full day of making rounds, changing dressings, performing operations. We begin […]

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She Has a Pneumothorax

October 16, 2023

“She has a pneumothorax” I held the xray up to the light emitting from the ceiling and shifted it back […]

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