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Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.

Although medical students usually stick to the human species, Harvard medical students have been signing up for rotations at the Franklin Park Zoo during their final months of training. During the clinical elective, they learn about diseases and treatments between animals and humans. The elective is also intended to reinforce the idea that animals and people share the same environment. Outbreaks of infectious diseases like Ebola and Lyme disease are stark reminders of how vulnerable people are to a dysfunctional ecosystem.

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