War Hospital by Sheri Lee Fink
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War Hospital
By Sheri Lee Fink

War Hospital

A True Story of Surgery and Survival

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War Hospital by Sheri Lee Fink

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From Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction 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. There the doctors faced the most intense professional, ethical, and personal predicaments of their lives. Drawing on extensive interviews, documents, and recorded materials she collected over four and a half years, doctor and journalist Sheri Fink tells the harrowing--and ultimately enlightening--story of these physicians and the three who try to help them: an idealistic internist from Doctors without Borders, who hopes that interposition of international aid workers 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?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586482671
ISBN-10: 158648267X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 33mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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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