Submitted by Dr. David Johnson, WMA President & Medical Director.
DJ in the Belen market of Iquitos, Peru.
This venue winds forever along the river’s edge. It serves the population 7 days a week, offering all manner of food, herbs, spices, wood products, alcohol and jungle remedies produced or grown in the many distant jungle communities up and down river. Iquitos, a city with more than 500,00 inhabitants, is bounded by the Amazon, Nanay and Itaya rivers. It is purported to be the largest city in the world unreachable by a road.
DJ has been in Cusco and Lima studying tropical medicine for the past 9 weeks.
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