Medicine: Refugee Medics

When they arrived with their wives and children in Sutherland, Neb., last month, neither Pham Tuong Do nor Tran Van Khang was surprised by the obvious differences between the tiny (pop. 840) corn-country community and their native Can Tho, second largest city in South Viet Nam. But they were overwhelmed by their reception. Some Vietnamese refugees have been greeted in the U.S. with open hostility. Pham, Tran and their families were welcomed warmly, and with good reason. Sutherland, which is 20 miles from the nearest hospital, has been without a doctor since the town's lone physician quit three years ago. When...

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