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Erik Erichsen

The blog is about my daily life as a surgeon working at a mission hospital in a remote area of Ethiopia with practical advises on how to practice surgery in a third world country.
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STILL ALIVE

We are still alive but have no internet connection since a month. We can check mail on the mobile network on the cellphone, but dial up...

AND AGAIN

Still fighting with a hopeless internet connection. That’s why the news on the blog are short and scarce. This young girl was...

APPROPIATE TECHNOLOGY - AGAIN!

What do you do when a patient presents a one week old displaced olecranon (elbow) fracture like the x-ray below and you don’t have...

ANOTHER ADVANCED CASE

As stated before the surgical cases you see here are pretty much the same as back home only that they present far later and are far...

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Although it is difficult to keep the blog alive due to severe difficulties with the internet connection work is proceeding as usual....
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