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War Hospital free pdf In April 1992, a handful of young physicians, not one of them a surgeon, was trapped along with 50,000 men, women, and children in the embattled enclave of Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The war zone spawned the most intense professional, ethical, and personal predicaments these physicians ever faced. Drawing on extensive interviews, documents, and recorded materials she collected over four and a half years, physician-journalist Sheri Fink tells the harrowing-and ultimately enlightening-experiences of three characters: an idealistic physician from Doctors without Borders, who hopes that interposition of international physicians will help prevent a massacre- an aspiring Bosnian surgeon willing to walk through minefields to reach the civilian wounded- and a Serb doctor on the opposite side of the front line with the army that is intent on destroying his former colleagues. With limited resources and a makeshift hospital overflowing with patients, how can these doctors decide who to save and who to let die? Will their duty to treat patients come into conflict with their own struggle to survive? And are there times when medical and humanitarian aid ironically prolong war and human suffering rather than helping to relieve it?

About Sheri Lee Fink

Sheri Fink is a physician and writer based in New York who has worked with the humanitarian aid organization International Medical Corps in conflict and disaster zones around the world. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, undertook additional training in emergency medicine at Harvard, and has worked in the Balkans, the north Caucasus, southern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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Author : Sheri Lee Fink
Publisher : PublicAffairs,U.S.
Data Published : 23 November 2004
ISBN : 158648267X
EAN : 9781586482671
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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