Teaching Radiology in Latin America: Images from Peru

  • R. DelCarpio-O’Donovan

I must have looked suspicious to the customs people when I arrived in Lima with my large bulk on wheels in 1985.1 was very protective of it and would not allow anybody to handle my boxes. Of course, I was singled out by the airport customs people and they insisted on knowing what was I carrying. When they finally peered inside, they were somewhat astonished that all I had in those boxes were carrousels loaded with hundreds of slides. They asked me what my lectures were about so I took the time to explain to them in some detail. Suddenly an inquisitive crowd formed around me. Everyone, it seemed, had a family member with seizures or a parent with dementia, while some of them suffered from severe headaches. Before I had even left the airport I had several people consulting me about their neurological problems. They all wanted my professional card and asked if they could attend my lectures. When I was finally released, they apologized profusely for delaying me.


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  • R. DelCarpio-O’Donovan
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology and NeurosurgeryMcGill University Health CentreMontrealCanada

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