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Ospital Soon however he is not only fighting for others but himself when he becomes afflicted with a life threatening disease The Lassa Ward is than just an adventure story about the making of a physician; it is a portrait of the Sierra Leone people and the human struggle of those risking their daily comforts and lives to aid th. AmazingI hope this author continues to write about his ongoing medical journey His elouence is a gift that few have His insight and education of those with less inspired me to rise up

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The Lassa Ward One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases

Uck Liberia where he struggled to control the spread of Lassa Fever The words “you know Lassa can kill you don’t you” haunted him each day With the country in complete upheaval and working conditions suffering he is forced to make life and death decisions alone as a never ending onslaught of contagious patients flood the h. Do No HarmThank you Dr Ross for your efforts and giving heart and soul to the Lassa WardWe humans that have running water endless supply of nourishing food health care technology and numerous medical staff available for our call and assistance accept what we feel is our right but could be lost in a disaster in a momentYou brought me right into the ward on rounds with you The empty medicine cabinets and lack of medical euipment made me uestion how we humans have failed to help these people You made a difference I cried for the tiny Momo baby boy Thank God you crossed the gap of what the nurses did and how you fixed itI m very sad that Dr Ross suffered his own crisis I thank you for your sacrifices I thank you for this amazing book Bless you The Complete Fairy Tales running water endless supply of nourishing food health care technology and numerous medical staff available for our call and assistance accept what we feel is our Trivial Complaints right but could be lost in a disaster in a momentYou brought me My Philadelphia Father right into the ward on Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier rounds with you The empty medicine cabinets and lack of medical euipment made me uestion how we humans have failed to help these people You made a difference I cried for the tiny Momo baby boy Thank God you crossed the gap of what the nurses did and how you fixed itI m very sad that Dr Ross suffered his own crisis I thank you for your sacrifices I thank you for this amazing book Bless you

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Ross Donaldson is one of just a few who have ventured into dark territory of a country ravaged by war to study one of the world’s most deadly diseases As an untried medical student studying the intersection of global health and communicable disease Donaldson soon found himself in dangerous Sierra Leone on the border of war str. This could be three stars I suppose but the writing drove me up the wall and back down andthe rest of it didn t really help mattersThe back cover copy says Ross Donaldson was an idealistic young medical student when he gave up his comfortable life in the States to venture into Sierra Leone a country ravaged by fightingNope He spent a summer between years of higher education doing research and humanitarian work He gave up those creature comforts for two months Not the same as giving up his comfortable life in the States Now in a hospital ward with meager supplies Ross is in a race against time to find a way to care for patients afflicted with Lassa feverAgain nope The only significant race against time involved the fact that he was only there for two months He wasn t working to find a cure there was already a drug on the market though not an ideal one he was a med student doing research and helping out Getting patients started on medication for Lassa was time sensitive but not nearly as dramatic as it sounds here Forced to confront his own fears he stands alone to make life and death decisions in the face of a never ending onslaught of the sickWhoa there cowboy Briefly yes when the experienced doctor leaves town for a week But even then there are others he can consult with and most of the time he s not alone and not making the tough decisions Much of the time the big problem is that supplies are so limited Ultimately he finds himself not only fighting for the lives of others but also for his ownWellsort of But not in the way the copy implies view spoilerIt doesn t involve Lassa fever and he s home before he gets sick hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “The Lassa Ward One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases

  1. says:

    Overall I really liked this book I thought it was an inspiring story that demonstrated the stark contrast between life here in the US versus el

  2. says:

    Ross is a medical student from California who decides to go to Africa to learn about the deadly Lassa Fever in a ward in Sierre Leone and write a paper about his experiences Nothing there is as he expected This book is about his experience of the chasm between cultures and the completely different mind set of the people there Of the polarity of medical care where there are no supplies for things he takes for granted Such as the fact there i

  3. says:

    This could be three stars I suppose but the writing drove me up the wall and back down andthe rest of it didn't really help mattersThe back cover copy says Ross Donaldson was an idealistic young medical student when he gave up his comfortable life in the States to venture into Sierra Leone a country ravaged by fightingNope He spent

  4. says:

    I grabbed this book from the public library on impulse and overall it was an easy and interesting read However that comes with a caveat I'm beginning to apply to and books it could have been much better with some careful editorial attention As a small specific example the author refers to obstetric fistula as something that happens when delivery is unsupervised People with knowledge of this topic know that fistula is an

  5. says:

    Do No HarmThank you Dr Ross for your efforts and giving heart and soul to the Lassa WardWe humans that have running water endless supply of nourishing food health care technology and numerous medical staff available for our call and assistance; accept what we feel is our right but could be lost in a disaster in a momentYou brought me right into the ward on rounds with you The empty medicine cabinets and lack

  6. says:

    This is a touching memoir of a young medical student who decides to volunteer in the Lassa Fever ward in Sierra Leone; all against the back dr

  7. says:

    AmazingI hope this author continues to write about his ongoing medical journey His elouence is a gift that few have His insight and education of those with less inspired me to rise up

  8. says:

    I read this following the completion of Crisis in the Red Zone While it didn't have the powerful punch of the former book it is an incredible and eye opening account of being an aid worker in in a war torn country and the challenges of containing deathly disease

  9. says:

    I mean the whole period of time covered in this is like a month

  10. says:

    Interesting memoir of a medical student who studies and works in a Lassa ward He comes across as a very idealistic and compassionate doctor I hope that as time has passed he's kept those ualities

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