Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: oral rehydration therapy

  • Saved by the spoonful: Oral rehydration therapy (ORT)

    Mariam AbdulghaniMichigan, United States In the early 1970s, the Bangladesh Liberation War caused a mass exodus of refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) into West Bengal, India. Some ten million people found sanctuary in camps along the Indian-Pakistan border, where the conditions of war during the monsoon season led to a cholera outbreak. The disease…