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Spectrum - June 18, 2010

Guest Opinion: Haunting images linger from a 'medical-service' trip to Haiti

by Joseph Schwartz, M.D.

My eyes stared transfixed at the mosquito net above my bed, and questions started to pour through my mind. If a mosquito net has more than 100 pieces of tape on it is it still considered a mosquito net? Or is it now tape woven together with netting?

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Joseph Schwartz, M.D., is a family practice physician at the Fremont Center of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He is a 16-year resident of Palo Alto, and is married with three children. He can be e-mailed at


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