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David Webster was born in Kenya, of missionary parents, and spent his childhood at Marsabit, in the remote Northern Frontier District. After schooling in Kenya he studied medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital, London. There he met Rosemary, a physiotherapist. In due course they married and returned to East Africa, initially to a remote mission hospital at Amudat in Uganda, and then to the Government District Hospital at Marsabit. Running a one-doctor hospital in the bush was a challenge that brought with it a rich mixture of toil and tears, faith and failure, family life and famine, humour and tragedy. But one thing was always possible – to make a difference.

The Shimmering Heat

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