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From the Field
An Adventure in Dentistry
By Mitchell Steinberg
I am in a third world country, Madagascar. It’s the fourth largest island in the world, resting off the eastern coast of mainland Africa. They say the island bleeds because its red soil erodes into the Mozambique Channel at rates fast enough to be visible from space. The severe deforestation over the last 50 years or so has left what was once a tropical or deciduous forest a seemingly endless desert of rolling hills and valleys.
The smell of diesel invades my nostrils as the dry heat of the desert suffocates the cabin of the van. We pass villages, or random houses, built of red brick and mud with dried banana fronds for roofs and open doorways. Some of the students are sleeping; heads swaying with the bump and rock of the pockmarked road. Read More