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
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
  • 2009 H-261
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
D6748L 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donaldson, Ross I
  • Donaldson, Ross I
  • Donaldson, Ross I
  • Lassa fever
  • Physicians
  • Lassa fever
  • Physicians
  • Sierra Leone
  • Physicians
  • Lassa Fever
  • Sierra Leone
Label
The Lassa ward : one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases, Ross I. Donaldson
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 1. Swept away. Swept away -- The rains -- Your deed is your history -- Just say no -- Little Buddhas -- Risky business -- The measure of things
  • Pt. 2. The Lassa ward. First fee -- Dr. Conteh -- The Lassa ward -- Technical difficulties -- God's will -- Friday rituals -- A foreign funeral
  • Pt. 3. Alone. An unexpected delivery -- Scarcely taller -- Alone -- Twenty-four hours -- Barely medicine -- In deep -- First, do no harm -- A visitor -- Another drop
  • Pt. 4. 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
  • Pt. 5. Last rites. Seeds of suffering -- Soggy footsteps -- Part of Africa -- Homecoming -- A familar face -- Technologic dreams -- Last rites
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083040913
Label
The Lassa ward : one man's fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases, Ross I. Donaldson
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. 1. Swept away. Swept away -- The rains -- Your deed is your history -- Just say no -- Little Buddhas -- Risky business -- The measure of things
  • Pt. 2. The Lassa ward. First fee -- Dr. Conteh -- The Lassa ward -- Technical difficulties -- God's will -- Friday rituals -- A foreign funeral
  • Pt. 3. Alone. An unexpected delivery -- Scarcely taller -- Alone -- Twenty-four hours -- Barely medicine -- In deep -- First, do no harm -- A visitor -- Another drop
  • Pt. 4. 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
  • Pt. 5. Last rites. Seeds of suffering -- Soggy footsteps -- Part of Africa -- Homecoming -- A familar face -- Technologic dreams -- Last rites
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083040913

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