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In the U.S. we take our good health for granted, and people place a lot of blame on doctors who aren't able to fix things, whereas in Tanzania, any health care they get is considered a privilege.

—Nick Stadlberger, a Geisel medical student,
quoted on npr.org in an interview about his
work in the infectious disease ward at Muhimbili
Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Sex-specific differences in brain biology have important ramifications for all human beings, not just those unfortunate to have specific diseases.

—Leslie Henderson, PhD, a professor of
Physiology and Neurobiology, in an opinion
piece for Al Jazeera America


Unfortunately, when patients hear the word cancer, most assume they have a disease that will progress, metastasize, and cause death. Many physicians think so as well, and act or advise their patients accordingly. However, since many tumors do not have the unrelenting capacity for progression and death, new guidance is needed to describe and label the heterogeneous diseases currently referred to as cancer.

—William Black, MD, a professor of Radiology;
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, a professor of Medicine;
and coauthors writing in The Lancet Oncology


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