An anesthesiologist in Liberia: my experience with Doctors Without Borders


John Spieker, MD


In September 2005, I departed for an 8-week mission in Liberia with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a multinational medical humanitarian organization. Liberia has suffered through nearly 20 years of civil wars and has little infrastructural or health care resources. Here I describe MSF and Liberia, the mission site, the practice of anesthesia, and the patients we treated.


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