This couple walked to clinic today. They have been married for six years and have created five children.

The lovely lady came in with her left arm held up and her husband arrived with his left hand elevated—gently protected by his right hand.

The lady had a very large abscess in her left armpit. It was fluctuant and very painful to the touch. I numbed the skin with xylocaine and used a scalpel to perform an “incision and drainage” (I and D) of the abscess. She also received a shot of antibiotics. (I realize antibiotics are not normally used after an I and D of an abscess, but I really don’t care. This is Haiti.)

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