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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2009, Volume 11, Number 7: 487-564.

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July 2009 Contents

Medicine in the Era of Globalization

Ethics Poll

An FDA study of imported mail-order drugs found counterfeit, so-called žforeign versionsÓ of FDA-approved drugs, improperly labeled drugs, drugs that failed to meet special storage conditions, and drugs that required physician monitoring. For reasons like these, it is illegal to import prescription drugs into the U.S., regardless of the cost savings. Which of the following statements best expresses your response to this situation?
During the SARS and more recent H1N1 or "swine flu" pandemics, travel to disease žhot spotsÓ was discouraged and some prospective travelers were quarantined. If you had vacation plans to travel by air to a city with a documented outbreak of H1N1 but no travel restrictions, would you:

From the Editor

Exploring Physician Responsibilities to the Global Community
Tanyaporn Wansom
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:489-491.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Prohibitive Cost of HIV/AIDS Therapy in the United States
Commentary by Jennifer Cohn
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:492-497.

Should Medical Education Fight International Brain Drain?
Commentary by Scott Barnhart
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:498-501.

Treating and Repatriating: An Unacceptable Policy
Commentary by William Greenough
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:502-505.

Medical Education

Beyond Medical Tourism: Authentic Engagement in Global Health
Frank W. J. Anderson and Tanyaporn Wansom
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:506-510.

Journal Discussion

Clinical Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Mark Boyd
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:511-515.

Clinical Pearl

The Team Approach to Management of the Polytrauma Patient
Stephen C. Morris
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:516-520.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Court Support for FDA Regulation of Drug Importation
Kristin E. Schleiter
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:521-526.

Policy Forum

Patents, Pricing, and Access to Essential Medicines in Developing Countries
Brook K. Baker
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:527-532.

Medicine and Society

Travel in an Era of Transnational Health Threats and Global Health Governance
Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:533-540.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

Michael FurnellŪs Crusade against the žLocal InfluencesÓ Theory of Cholera
Sheldon Watts
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:541-545.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Open Access to Medical Literature Can Boost Global Public Health
Gavin Yamey
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:546-550.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:551-562.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:563-564.