Modern medicine failed me in Kenya

  • Kathryn L Butler


An account of the limitations of a purely medical approach to cross-cultural service, and the leaarning that occurs by listening to what care recipients have to speak into care-giver's lives.

Author Biography

Kathryn L Butler
Kathryn L. Butler, MD, is a trauma and critical care surgeon who recently left clinical practice to homeschool her children. She teaches at Harvard Medical School, and has contributed to the literature on surgical critical care and medical education. She and her family live in the woods north of Boston.


This article was published on-line 13 June 2016 at Desiring God
How to Cite
BUTLER, Kathryn L. Modern medicine failed me in Kenya. Christian Journal for Global Health, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 140-142, nov. 2016. ISSN 2167-2415. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 june 2018. doi:
Short Communications / Field Reports


short term medical missions; idolatry; learning