Becoming Sensitized to Animals in Books

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It's a book by Tracy Kidder about Dr. Paul Farmer, an international health advocate who made his name from his work in Haiti and his fight against Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR). There were various brief descriptions of the poor animals of Haiti. The cockfights that are so popular in Haiti. When Paul Farmer was a medical student, he had to do a vivisection. I read a lot. A whole lot.

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Blue-Collar Dogs on Nat Geo WILD

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The medical field has expanded use of dogs from assisting the hard of hearing and the physically challenged to predicting blood sugar crashes, detecting oncoming seizures and sniffing out disease. We are excited to share some sneak peeks of a great new show, Blue-Collar Dogs.

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On Alienating the Neighbors

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As for neighbors, a couple of years ago I wrote about how my next-door neighbor's daughter, who is in medical school, visited her parents and brought a puppy (Izzy) from a pet store with her. Because she was very busy with finals, she left Izzy with her parents, who had never had a dog in their lives (she said it was a cultural thing--they're from Haiti and don't have the same relationship with dogs as we do in the United States, and having been to Haiti I know what she's talking about).

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Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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Over 6,000 books and workbooks have been distributed to families with sick children, military families, and children displaced by Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti. Our nation struggles with a medical system focused on disease, not on health, and on procedures, not on caring.

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