When France locked down, this doctor became a lifeline for her rural community

In Haute-Alsace, where hospitals are scarce, Dr. Dominique Spihlmann is the first responder for an isolated community of 10,000.

Dr. Dominique Spihlmann, a doctor in the remote mountainous region of Haute-Alsace, France, is the first responder for patients suffering from coronavirus and other ailments. The area became a coronavirus hotspot in March.
Photograph by Mélanie Wenger

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