Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Mozambique

  • Miracle

    Gordon L. Kauffman Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA   Poet’s statement: While I was participating in a short-term surgical project to Malawi, a nutritionally depleted, malaria-ridden, young boy from Mozambique was brought to the hospital. His abdomen was distended and his abdominal examination revealed peritonitis. The only familiar face in the hospital was his mother’s. While preparing…