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Lassa Ward One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases

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ISBN-10: 0312377010

ISBN-13: 9780312377014

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ross Donaldson

List price: $21.99
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Ross Donaldson was an idealistic young medical student who gave up his comfortable life in the States to venture into Sierra Leone, a country ravaged by fighting and plagued by conflict streaming across the border from neighboring Liberia. In a hospital ward with meager supplies, Ross is in a race against time to find a way to care for patients afflicted with Lassa fever, a deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic illness similar to Ebola. Forced to confront his own fears, he stands alone to make life-and-death decisions in the face of a never-ending onslaught of the sick. Ultimately, he finds himself not only fighting for the lives of others but also for his own.The Lassa Wardis the memoir…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 7/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dr Ross Donaldson has spent his life traveling the globe and helping others. His wandering path has allowed him the opportunity to care for a wide range of humanity, from war-struck refugees to Hollywood celebrities. He has worked with NASA to study the possibility of microbiologic life in outer space and served as the team physician on the 2005 NASA High Lakes Scientific Expedition to one of the world's highest lakes. He currently works at one of Los Angeles' main trauma centers, caring for the city's underserved and teaching UCLA medical students, interns, and residents. Most recently, he has been working in Iraq to strengthen their emergency medical system.

Journal Entry
Prologue
Swept Away
Swept Away
The Rains
Your Deed Is Your History
Just Say No
Little Buddhas
Risky Business
The Measure of Things
The Lassa Ward
First Fee
Dr. Conteh
The Lassa Ward
Technical Difficulties
God's Will
Friday Rituals
A Foreign Funeral
Alone
An Unexpected Delivery
Scarcely Taller
Alone
Twenty-four Hours
Barely Medicine
In Deep
First, Do No Harm
A Visitor
Another Drop
Finally a Doctor
More Than Medicine
Borrowed Chips
Heal Thyself
Dots of Hope
A Tiny Miracle
The Growing Darkness
One Last Day
Finally a Doctor
Last Rites
Seeds of Suffering
Soggy Footsteps
Part of Africa
Homecoming
A Familiar Face
Technologic Dreams
Last Rites
Epilogue
A Note from the Author
Acknowledgments