Medical Missionaries and the Role of Evidence

Article by Matthew Loftus on the role of Medical Missions in the third world.

Mere Orthodoxy 3 October 2014

Slate’s Brian Palmer is right: missionary medicine in Africa is largely unregulated, unstudied, and understaffed. I have seen with my own eyes—and performed with my own hands—clinical decisions that would rightly be considered malpractice in a developed setting because they required that procedures or medications used reserved for specialists be attempted in order to save a life (ask me sometime about the time I did hand surgery.) - See more at:

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