Russia's railway Doctors by William Daniels

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Elena Shershova, who suffers from severe psoriasis, sweeps up dead skin in her tiny apartment. She has regular appointments in Blagoveshchensk, a town some 16 hours on the train from her home.<br />
People in villages Verkhnezeysk rely heavily on the medical services offered by the Matvei Mudrov medical train. <br />
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The Matvei Mudrov train is a medical train operated by Russian Railways along the course of the Baikal Amur Magistral (Baikal-Amur Mainline, or BAM) railway line. Named after a famous 19th century Russian physician, the train employs around 15 doctors who make about 10 trips a year, each lasting two weeks. Along the way they deliver essential medical services to people living in remote villages along the 4,324 km long BAM railway. Though not equipped to carry out surgical procedures the train has heart monitors, ultrasound and x-ray machines to deliver diagnosis.