Chinese officials boast that farmers and herdsmen in rural Tibet enjoy free health care, but Gyampa said he never saw a doctor until about a decade ago, when the first Western physicians arrived in the village. Now that the Western doctors have stopping coming, he takes Tibetan medicine for the pain that regularly flares in his hips and joints.
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A `disease of poverty' strikes Tibet's villages
GROWING SPECULATION Researchers believe that the soil is infected with a fungus that is polluting water and contributes to spread of a bond disease
NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , BORONGGANG, CHINA
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