Inferno : a doctor's ebola story / Steven Hatch, M.D
Book | St. Martin's Press | 2017 | First edition.
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Edition
First edition.
Description
viii, 303 pages ; 25 cm
Summary
"Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe. A physician's memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, Inferno is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola : how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge-as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. Inferno is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-294) and index.
Contents
The Vestibule -- Preparing for the End of the World -- The Blue World -- Inferno -- The Unbearable Cry -- Behold, a Pale Horse -- Night -- Purgatory -- Mawah.
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ISBN
1250085136 (hardcover)
9781250085139 (hardcover)
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