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Five Days at Memorial
Author: Sheri Lee Fink

ISBN: 9781782393757
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1 November 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9 x 3.5
Description:
Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink's gripping and riveting true story of the hospital doctors who struggled to survive and maintain life in a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

In the tradition of the best writing on human behaviour and moral choices in the face of disaster, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at New Orleans' Memorial Medical Center during Hurricane Katrina and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos.

After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.

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