OVERRIDE

The Lassa Ward

One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases

Ross I. Donaldson, M.D., M.P.H.

St. Martin's Griffin

Ross Donaldson was an idealistic young medical student who gave up his comfortable life in the States to venture into Sierra Leone, a country ravaged by fighting and plagued by conflict streaming across the border from neighboring Liberia. 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 fever, a deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic illness similar to Ebola. 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 sick. Ultimately, he finds himself not only fighting for the lives of others but also for his own. The Lassa Ward is the memoir of a young man studying to be a physician, while making his way through a land where a battle against one of the world's deadliest diseases matches a struggle for human rights and decency.

REVIEWS

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ross I. Donaldson, M.D., M.P.H.

  • DR. ROSS I. DONALDSON is a UCLA medical professor who works in one of Los Angeles's main trauma centers, specializing in emergency medicine and global health. He is author of several medical texts and has been a humanitarian in some of the world’s most dangerous places. When in the States, he resides in Venice Beach, California.

  • Ross Donaldson Marion Ettlinger

MACMILLAN SPEAKERS

Ross Donaldson
X

Macmillan Speakers Bureau

represents thought-provoking authors and experts. We can find a speaker uniquely positioned for your audience and budget.

More info
BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

The Lassa Ward

One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases

Ross I. Donaldson, M.D., M.P.H.

BOOKS FOR COURSES AVAILABLE

BACK

FROM THE PUBLISHER

St. Martin's Griffin

BACK