Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Treating wounds

There have been a lot of new things here in South Africa to learn, especially in the medical area! Different drug names, cultural expressions of health and illness, beliefs about diseases, etc. There are a lot of skin conditions that I had never seen before, but are quite common here.

This week, I finally felt confident enough to take my medical bag along to the orphanage to treat wounds and discuss skin conditions with the house moms.

While I was treating one of the girls, the house moms found my stethoscope! They had a blast listening to their heartbeats and asking questions. I was great to "be of service!"

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