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Monk's moments: A spot of bother

When I was a medical student, our clinical training on infectious disease consisted of a half-day visit to an empty isolation hospital. Occasionally, patients would be seen who had come back from an exotic location with malaria or giardiasis; and from time to time we saw an alcoholic vagrant from the local Salvation Army hostel with pulmonary tuberculosis; but that was about it. Certainly no one even thought about going into infectious diseases as a career.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(4): 31–31
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