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“A compelling blend of science, history and storytelling. Barbara Ravage has fashioned an enlightening, invaluable book.” —Stewart ONan, author of The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American TragedyThough each of us is just a spark away from being a burn victim, the public knows little and understands less about the world that patients inhabit. Pulling the curtains back on this private and sterile environment, Burn Unit is a riveting account of the frontline efforts—both modern-day and historical—to save lives devastated by fire. With unflinching urgency, Barbara Ravage follows an extraordinary team of healers at Massachusetts General Hospital, the cradle of modern burn treatment and the site of one of the best burn units in the world. From Bostons Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942 to the treatment of the victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire in early 2003, we watch everyday heroes do their incredible but punishing work against the backdrop of history. Both a moving human drama and an engrossing scientific exploration of this little-known field of medicine, Burn Unit is an unforgettably powerful read.

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"“A compelling blend of science, history and storytelling. Barbara Ravage has fashioned an enlightening, invaluable book.” —Stewart ONan, author of The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy"

About the Author

The author of six books, Barbara Ravage is a member of the National Association of Science Writers. She lives on Cape Cod.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306814198
Author:
Ravage, Barbara
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Emergency medicine
Subject:
Critical Care
Subject:
General science
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Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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