Medicine: A Doctor for Kenya

Suffering from an infected foot, nine-year-old Mungai Njoroge had his fears calmed and diverted at a Scottish Presbyterian clinic in Kenya by a kindly doctor who showed him test tubes filled with multicolored liquids. Fascinated, Njoroge decided that he wanted to be a physician, a next-to-impossible ambition for a Kikuyu tribesman. But for 24 years Njoroge pursued his dream. Last week, at 33, he was at sea, homeward-bound as Kenya's first U.S.-trained African physician. He will soon start construction of a 50-bed hospital, the first in Kenya to be operated for Africans by...

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