Category Archives: Steve’s writing

An evening with Jay Rayner guardianmasterclasses

An evening with Jay Rayner guardianmasterclasses by Steve Salfield. 15th May 2013 8pm Choosing your words: the craft of good writing, with Jay Rayner. “I am not just a belly on legs with fingers,” says Jay Rayner. Repeatedly he tells … Continue reading

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A walk from Oksapmin, Papua New Guinea

by Steve Salfield. 9th January 2007 Having completed our contracts with the Health Department of Papua New Guinea late in 1973 I and my wife decided to explore a remote area of the country where few outsiders had ever been. … Continue reading

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The warcry. A walk in Papua New Guinea

Having completed our contracts with the Health Department of Papua New Guinea late in 1973 I and my wife decided to explore a remote area of the country where few outsiders had ever been. I had worked in the country … Continue reading

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Open sesame. by Steve Salfield. October 2006

In 1970 a medical degree was a passport. A key to many doors. Medicine was, scarily, scarcely regulated. A doctor’s freedom to practice as he or she saw fit was sacrosanct and it was assumed that would be in patients’ … Continue reading

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Aftermath – cargo cults and treatment failures

It was seven o clock in the morning on the seventh day of the seventh month of ninenteen seventy one. In the cool early hours of the morning thousands of local village people had made the arduous climb through the … Continue reading

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Javanese circus by Steve Salfield. September 2006

The Javanese train was comfortable enough. The open windows allowed the hot humid breeze to provide some relief from the stifling tropical heat. Pungent smoke from the coal fired steam engine occasionally drifted in through the window and every now … Continue reading

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Happy new year

The first of January 1973. New year’s day and I woke with a feeling of keen anticipation. Every day I was learning new and fascinating aspects of the unique environment I was living in and I looked forward to a … Continue reading

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