Where’s the Man?: Iquitos, Peru

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.

Submit Your Entries

Send an email to with a picture of you wearing your alongside a caption to be eligible to win. At the end of the year, we will select three entries to receive $50 gift certificates to our

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *