Introduction, by Jack Kimball

As I did last year, I have asked second-year doctors-in-training at Miyazaki Medical College to read data issued by the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO). These data relate to the world population's health, health care and overall well-being, across the globe. I asked students to restate and emphasize the significance of the WHO report in their own terms. What follows, in sum, is a set of students' writings that address world issues, with particular attention paid to what Japanese medical professionals can do to help those in need in developing countries. As before, the essays have been composed by new entrants in the Japanese medical community who have demonstrated that they are remarkable thinkers and writers in English.

Index of Essays