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Inferno

A Doctor's Ebola Story

by Steven Hatch

Inferno by Steven Hatch
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2017, 320 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 3, 2018, 320 pages

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A physician's memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it.

The word "Ebola" sets off an almost visceral reaction in many of us; we think about the men, women and children infected by the virus and shudder at its most grisly symptom: blood streaming from every orifice. In 2014, when the largest Ebola outbreak in history began in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, a single case found in the United States set off a near panic in the country, fueled by media reports about just how deadly and horrific the virus could be. At the height of the epidemic, infectious disease specialist Steven Hatch volunteered, along with other medical personnel, to staff a Liberian Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) for four weeks; in Inferno he relates his experiences during this crisis.

Hatch's book is very much a personal account, a memoir covering his actions and emotions from his hearing the initial whispers of concern about the impending ...

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