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Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D.
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Somalia: History, Humanity and Hope

Posted September 21, 2011 | 09/21/11 10:40 AM ET

I'm an obstetrician... worlds away from any titling of "historian." But as awareness of global issues broaden and occupy greater leverage in our thoughts, I find myself more and more interested in the history of events, people and places. History indelibly tells the story of the past. It is the...

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When Compassion Becomes the Unifying Language: A Story of Language Barriers in Medicine

Posted August 5, 2011 | 08/05/11 01:50 PM ET

There was a time when I'd achieved just enough mastery of the Spanish language that I could decently interview a patient who spoke Spanish, and comfortably guide her through her birth experience and hospital stay. A subsequent track working for the Indian Health Service lead me deep into the heart...

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