A Cleveland Clinic Physician Helps the Victims of the South Asian Earthquake and Documents His Trip on Flickr

Dr. Jaffer is a staff physician at the Section of Hospital Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and the director of the perioperative center at the Clinic. In December 2005, he participated in a relief operation for the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan.

In the refugee camps, Dr. Jaffer encountered medical conditions not commonly seen in the developed world. He took photos to document the trip and the variety of diagnoses in the local population after the earthquake.

You can review this photo documentary on Flickr and offer feedback regarding the diagnosis and treatment:

It can also serve as a preparation guide for health workers who will participate in similar operations in the future.


UNICEF: Pakistan's quake-affected children get winter supplies

References:
Pakistan earthquake: a doctor's diary. BMJ Career Focus 2006;333:40.
2005 Kashmir earthquake - Wikipedia
Volunteering Overseas — Lessons from Surgical Brigades. Adam J. Wolfberg, M.D., M.P.H. NEJM Volume 354:443-445, February 2, 2006, Number 5

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