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A medical resident in Ponape.
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PMID:  664646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The University of Hawaii has an elective two-month primary care rotation in Ponape, in the Eastern Caroline Islands, for senior medical residents. Many diagnostic and therapeutic situations provide unusual challenges because of the tropical environment and the paucity of medical facilities. Parasitoses, tuberculosis and trauma are common, and certain diseases, such as cholelithiasis and coronary artery disease, have a low incidence, reflecting the socio-economic conditions. The local intoxicant, sakau, seems to be responsible for dermatologic, pulmonary, and possibly hepatic and neurologic disorders. The rotation has proved to be a worthwhile educational experience for residents and a benefit to the people of Ponape.
A C Nelsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Western journal of medicine     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0093-0415     ISO Abbreviation:  West. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-08-14     Completed Date:  1978-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410504     Medline TA:  West J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Internship and Residency*
Pacific Islands

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