Fevers Feuds And Diamonds

Fevers  Feuds  and Diamonds
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Category Medical
Total Pages 688
ISBN 9780374716981
Rating 5/5 from 1 reviews
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In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine. But why did it happen, and what can we learn from it? Paul Farmer, the internationally renowned doctor and anthropologist, experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand—Partners in Health, the organization he founded, was among the international responders. In Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds, he offers the first substantive account of this frightening, fast-moving episode and its implications. In vibrant prose, Farmer tells the harrowing stories of Ebola victims while showing why the medical response was slow and insufficient. Rebutting misleading claims about the origins of Ebola and why it spread so rapidly, he traces West Africa’s chronic health failures back to centuries of exploitation and injustice. Under formal colonial rule, disease containment was a priority but care was not – and the region’s health care woes worsened, with devastating consequences that Farmer traces up to the present. This thorough and hopeful narrative is a definitive work of reportage, history, and advocacy, and a crucial intervention in public-health discussions around the world.

Fevers  Feuds  and Diamonds
  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17

In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine.

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Fevers  Feuds  and Diamonds
  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16

"[The] history is as powerfully conveyed as it is tragic . . . Illuminating . . . Invaluable." —Steven Johnson, The New York Times Book Review In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and

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Fevers  Feuds  and Diamonds
  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17

In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine.

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Haiti After the Earthquake
  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10

“Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort.”—Financial Times “The book's greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos… In the book's more analytical sections the author's diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp.” —Economist “A gripping, profoundly moving

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To Repair the World
  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19

Doctor and social activist Paul Farmer shares a collection of charismatic short speeches that aims to inspire the next generation. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous,

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Epidemic Illusions
  • Author : Eugene T Richardson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-22

A physician-anthropologist explores how public health practices--from epidemiological modeling to outbreak containment--help perpetuate global inequities. In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices--from epidemiological modeling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference--play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global

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Infections and Inequalities
  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2001-02-23

Argues that illnesses such as AIDS and drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, and typhoid target poor communities.

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AIDS and Accusation
  • Author : Paul Farmer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1992

In this book ethnographic, historical and epidemiologic data are brought to bear on the subject of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Haiti. The forces that have helped to determine rates and pattern of spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are examined, as are social responses to AIDS in

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Pathologies of Power
  • Author : Paul Farmer,Martha Sen
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2005

"Pathologies of Power" uses harrowing stories of life and death to argue thatthe promotion of social and economic rights of the poor is the most importanthuman rights struggle of our times.

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Reimagining Global Health
  • Author : Paul Farmer,Arthur Kleinman,Jim Kim,Matthew Basilico
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-07

Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for

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Under the Big Tree
  • Author : Ellen Agler,Mojie Crigler
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15

With a foreword by Bill Gates, this book fascinates, inspires, and gives readers concrete steps for further engagement.

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How Can I Get Better
  • Author : Richard Horowitz
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14

AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER! “Horowitz is one of the most prominent ‘Lyme literate’ physicians...patients wait for months to see him, and several told me that he had essentially cured them of a disease that nobody else seemed able to treat.” —The New Yorker “If you have suffered from unexplained,

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The Demon in the Freezer
  • Author : Richard Preston
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • Release Date : 2003

Now in paperback--the timely and terrifying investigation into the dark underworld of biological weapons from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Hot Zone."

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Flight of the Diamond Smugglers  A Tale of Pigeons  Obsession  and Greed Along Coastal South Africa
  • Author : Matthew Gavin Frank
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23

“Unforgettable. . . . An outstanding adventure in its lyrical, utterly compelling, and heartbreaking investigations of the world of diamond smuggling.” —Aimee Nezhukumatathil For nearly eighty years, a huge portion of coastal South Africa was closed off to the public. With many of its pits now deemed “overmined” and abandoned, American journalist Matthew

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Viral BS
  • Author : Seema Yasmin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12

Yasmin's handy pull-out-and-keep Bulls*%t Detection Kit.

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