WJM - Western Journal of Medicine Interview with Dr. James Orbinski, President Of Nobel Prize-Winning Doctors Without Borders, Available Online

Oct 15, 1999, 01:00 ET from California Medical Association

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A WJM*Western Journal of Medicine
 interview with Dr. James Orbinski, president of Medecins sans frontiers
 /Doctors Without Borders, which was today awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in
 Norway, is now available on the Internet. Medecins sans frontieres/Doctors
 Without Borders is a worldwide organization that provides urgent medical
 relief in areas of the world beset by war and other human catastrophes. The
 WJM interview focuses on Doctors Without Borders' recent relief work in the
 former Yugoslavia, and provides a glimpse into the path that led Dr. Orbinski
 to join, and later to lead, the relief organization.
     California Medical Association congratulates Medecins sans frontieres
 /Doctors Without Borders, which was noted by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for
 its "pioneering humanitarian work."
     "Doctors Without Borders represents the very best of the profession of
 medicine," Marie Kuffner, MD, CMA President-Elect said. "To risk one's life in
 the hope of saving another is, indeed, the ultimate embodiment of the
 Hippocratic Oath. We congratulate and thank every single physician and support
 person who have enabled Medecins sans frontieres/Doctors Without Borders to
 make such extraordinary contributions to humanity."
     The interview, published in the June, 1999 Western Journal of Medicine, is
 available via the Internet by visiting the "News" section of the California
 Medical Association web page at http://www.cmanet.org . Click on the above
 headline to download the interview. To contact WJM, call 415-974-5977 or email
     Dedicated to the health of all Californians, California Medical
 Association ( http://www.cmanet.org ) represents more than 34,000 California
 physicians from all regions, modes of practice and medical specialties.

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