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Doctors Without Borders

(Encyclopedia) Doctors Without Borders, Fr. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), international organization that provides emergency medical assistance to people suffering from a natural or societal…

Doctor

What is this job like? Doctors make people healthier. When people get sick, doctors figure out why. They give people medicine and other kinds of treatment. They also give advice about diet,…

witch doctor

(Encyclopedia) witch doctor: see medicine man; shaman.

Low Countries

(Encyclopedia) Low Countries, region of NW Europe comprising the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The northern parts of the Netherlands and Belgium form a low plain bordering…

Cockpit Country

(Encyclopedia) Cockpit Country, hilly region on the plateau of Jamaica, c.200 sq mi (520 sq km), W central Jamaica. Composed of limestone rock, the region has many sink holes, caverns, and…

Black Country

(Encyclopedia) Black Country, highly industrialized region, historically mostly in Staffordshire but partly in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, W central England. It includes Dudley, Rowley Regis (…

Basque Country

(Encyclopedia) Basque Country băsk, bäsk, Basque Euzkadi, Span. País Vasco, autonomous community (2011 pop. 2,185,393), 2,793 sq mi (7,233 sq km), N Spain, S of the Bay of Biscay and bordering on…

Aesop's Fables: The Cobbler Turned Doctor

by Aesop The Two FrogsThe Ass, the Cock, and the LionThe Cobbler Turned Doctor A very unskilful Cobbler, finding himself unable to make a living at his trade, gave up mending boots and…