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Burn Unit : Saving Lives After the Flames - Barbara Ravage

Burn Unit

Saving Lives After the Flames

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Published: 4th May 2005
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"A compelling blend of science, history and storytelling. Barbara Ravage has fashioned an enlightening, invaluable book." --Stewart O'Nan, author of "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy"Though 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 Boston's 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.

"A compelling blend of science, history and storytelling. Barbara Ravage has fashioned an enlightening, invaluable book."

Author's Notep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Prologue: A Life on Firep. 1
Saturday Night at the Cocoanut Grovep. 3
A Riot in the Bodyp. 21
The Generalp. 47
The Very Young, the Very Old, the Drunk, and the Stupidp. 61
Bigelow 13p. 79
In the Hyperbaric Chamberp. 95
At the Bedsidep. 109
Gasping for Breathp. 129
The Scourge and the Silver Standardp. 145
Cutting Off the Deadp. 167
Healingp. 191
New Skinp. 213
Burned to Deathp. 227
A New Lifep. 239
Notesp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 287
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780306814198
ISBN-10: 0306814196
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 4th May 2005
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1