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

Author/Creator:
Farmer, Paul, 1959- author.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
xxviii, 653 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Other Title:
Ebola and the ravages of history
Subjects:
Ebola virus disease -- History.
Epidemics.
Coronavirus infections.
Medical care.
Ebola virus disease.
Medical subjects:
Ebolavirus.
Epidemics.
Coronavirus.
Delivery of Health Care.
Form/Genre:
History.
Personal narratives.
Instructional and educational works.
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
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Ebola Hits Home
1. The Twenty-Fifth Epidemic?
2. Tough Calls
3. Ibrahim's Second Chance
4. The Two Ordeals of Yabom
Interlude I Down the Rabbit Hole
pt. II Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds
5. The Upper Guinea Coast and the World the Slaves Made
6. The Great Scramble and the Rise of the Pasteurians
7. A World at War: The Making of a Clinical Desert
8. Things Fall Apart: Civil War and Its Aftermath
Interlude II The Crisis Caravan
pt. III Death and Life After Ebola
9. How Ebola Kills: An Exercise in Social Medicine
10. The Silly Things and the Fever Next Time.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-619) and index.
ISBN:
9780374234324
0374234329
OCLC:
1102185565