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The Resource The Lassa ward : one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases, Ross I. Donaldson

The Lassa ward : one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases, Ross I. Donaldson

Label
The Lassa ward : one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases
Title
The Lassa ward
Title remainder
one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases
Statement of responsibility
Ross I. Donaldson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ross Donaldson is one of just a few who have ventured into dark territory of a country ravaged by war to study one of the world's most deadly diseases. As an untried medical student studying the intersection of global health and communicable disease, Donaldson soon found himself in dangerous Sierra Leone, on the border of war-struck Liberia, where he struggled to control the spread of Lassa Fever. The words, "you know Lassa can kill you, don't you?" haunted him each day. With the country in complete upheaval and working conditions suffering, he is forced to make life-and-death decisions alone as a never-ending onslaught of contagious patients flood the hospital. Soon however, he is not only fighting for others but himself when he becomes afflicted with a life threatening disease. The Lassa Ward is more than just an adventure story about the making of a physician; it is a portrait of the Sierra Leone people and the human struggle of those risking their daily comforts and lives to aid them
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donaldson, Ross I
Dewey number
610.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC152.5
LC item number
.D66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donaldson, Ross I
  • Lassa fever
  • Physicians
Label
The Lassa ward : one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases, Ross I. Donaldson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn262885308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 270 p.
Isbn
9780312377007
Lccn
2008043923
System control number
(OCoLC)262885308
Label
The Lassa ward : one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases, Ross I. Donaldson
Publication
Control code
ocn262885308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 270 p.
Isbn
9780312377007
Lccn
2008043923
System control number
(OCoLC)262885308

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