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LinuxMall.com: Volunteers Wire Guatemalan Hospital With Linux, Part 1

Jun 02, 2000, 10:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

[ Thanks to mhead for this link. ]

"A hospital installation of Linux demonstrates the link between the availability of medical resources and informational access--and the effect poverty can have on both."

"Thirty-six-year old Houston psychiatry resident Ignacio Valdes, his 27-year-old wife Corazon, a physician's assistant, and 43 other members of the volunteer group Faith In Practice traveled to the Hermano Pedro Hospital for the Poor in Antigua, Guatemala, where the group provides supplies and skilled surgical and medical teams. This trip brought a little something extra to the impoverished hospital--Linux and the Internet."

"Former Whataburger computers running OS/2 gave up their souls to run the network which was built in my house and shipped down last week," writes Valdes in his farewell address. "I'm planning on running Freemed," he continues. "I will be installing a Red Hat Linux-based hospital network."

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