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Health & wellness

BOSTON MEDICAL MYSTERIES

What did the boy’s echo reveal?

Solve a diagnostic puzzle: This is the case of a real patient treated at a Boston-area hospital

Gerdline and her baby Rolensky live in Arcahaie, a small town on the western coast of Haiti. She’s never taken any vitamins or gotten any significant medical advice. After Rolensky was born, he had no pediatrician. Regular health care isn’t the custom in Haiti.

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