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picture of an man looking directly at the cameraFred de Sam Lazaro reports on this pioneering Nobel-Prize-winning humanitarian group whose mission is “medical care and bearing witness.” But since its inception in 1971, the mission of bearing witness has had to be tempered by real-life considerations, observes medical sociologist Renee Fox, author of a recent book on the organization. “When they were young, they thought witnessing was an unmitigated virtue. As they matured they came to see how complex the ramifications of witnessing might be.”


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