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Title Fevers, feuds, and diamonds : Ebola and the ravages of history / Paul Farmer.
Author Farmer, Paul, 1959- author.
Publication New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First edition.
Description xxviii, 653 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call # 614.57 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-619) and index.
Contents Preface: The caregiver's disease -- Part I: Ebola hits home. The twenty-fifth epidemic? -- Tough calls -- Ibrahim's second chance -- The two ordeals of Yabom -- Interlude I: Down the rabbit hole -- Part II: Fevers, feuds, and diamonds. The upper Guinea coast and the world the slaves made -- The great scramble and the rise of the Pasteurians -- A world at war: The making of a clinical desert -- Things fall apart: Civil war and its aftermath -- Interlude II: The crisis caravan -- Part III: Death and life after Ebola. How Ebola kills: An exercise in social medicine -- The silly things and the fever next time -- Epilogue: The color of COVID.
Summary "Public health expert Paul Farmer describes the historical origins of the 2014 Ebola epidemic"-- Provided by publisher.
In 2014 a devastating virus spread through West Africa, prompting fear and panic around the world. The Ebola crisis resulted in loss of life and economic disruption on a grand scale-- and yet this outcome was by no means inevitable. Farmer experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand, and here he offers the first substantive, on-the-ground account of this fast-moving medical catastrophe. He shows how old-school racism and colonialism have morphed into present day threats to public health. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Ebola virus disease -- History.
Coronavirus infections.
Medical care.
Medical care. (OCoLC)fst01013753
Coronavirus infections. (OCoLC)fst00879583
Ebola virus disease. (OCoLC)fst00901253
Epidemics. (OCoLC)fst00914079
Genre Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Instructional and educational works. (OCoLC)fst01919931
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Personal narratives.
Instructional and educational works.
Alt Title Ebola and the ravages of history
ISBN 9780374234324 hardcover
0374234329 hardcover

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