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The last one to fall down

“They say a doctor will be the last one to fall down”. A key motivation for going into medicine is to be part of a profession that makes a difference: to ease suffering; to remedy disease; and, of course, to save lives. Nowhere is this borne out with more immediacy than in the wake of a disaster when …

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Planning a career in crisis medicine. In recent years an international effort has been made to formalise the work of doctors treating people caught up in manmade or natural disasters—so …

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