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Fevers, feuds, and diamonds : Ebola and the ravages of history / Paul Farmer.

Farmer, Paul, 1959- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Orford Libraries.

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Orford Free Library A 614 FAR 34446000114699 New adult items Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374234324
  • ISBN: 0374234329
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 653 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [527]-619) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
"Public health expert Paul Farmer describes the historical origins of the 2014 Ebola epidemic"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ebola virus disease > History.
Epidemics.
Coronavirus infections.
Medical care.
Ebola virus disease.
Epidemics.
Genre: Personal narratives.

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