Archive for March, 2009

DC, Liverpool, Brussels, Peru – and now Kansas City

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 |

Fresh out of family medicine residency I was eager to polish my skills in tropical medicine just before taking assignment in Angola, southern Africa. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research offered one of the most reputable courses at the time, and I was thrilled to be accepted into their program in spite of my […]

Fighting The Diseases Of Poverty

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 |

  David Livingston, one of the 1800’s most beloved personalities, is best remembered as an explorer. He was the first white man to traverse southern Africa, to see Victoria Falls, and to walk the length of the Nile River. But Livingston’s autobiography documents a different identity. He saw himself primarily as a physician and as […]