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The Resource Inferno : a doctor's Ebola story, Steven Hatch, M.D

Inferno : a doctor's Ebola story, Steven Hatch, M.D

Label
Inferno : a doctor's Ebola story
Title
Inferno
Title remainder
a doctor's Ebola story
Statement of responsibility
Steven Hatch, M.D
Title variation
Inferno
Title variation remainder
a doctors Ebola story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe. A physician's memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, Inferno is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola : how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge-as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. Inferno is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again. "--
Summary
An American doctor provides a first-hand account of the Ebola epidemic—during which he served at a small Liberian hospital where he saw the disease tear apart families and kill both his colleagues and patients alike
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554784
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hatch, Steven
Dewey number
  • 362.1969/20092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC140.5
LC item number
.H38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hatch, Steven
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Physicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a doctor's Ebola story
Label
Inferno : a doctor's Ebola story, Steven Hatch, M.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Vestibule -- Preparing for the End of the World -- The Blue World -- Inferno -- The Unbearable Cry -- Behold, a Pale Horse -- Night -- Purgatory -- Mawah
Control code
ocn947146032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781250085139
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016052533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947146032
Label
Inferno : a doctor's Ebola story, Steven Hatch, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Vestibule -- Preparing for the End of the World -- The Blue World -- Inferno -- The Unbearable Cry -- Behold, a Pale Horse -- Night -- Purgatory -- Mawah
Control code
ocn947146032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781250085139
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016052533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947146032

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