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Author Fink, Sheri
Title Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital / Sheri Fink
Publisher New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Edition First edition

LOCATION CALL NO. STATUS
 BROWSING Coll Raynor Level 2  RA975.D57 F56 2013    DUE 10-23-14



Description xviii, 558 pages : map ; 25 cm
Summary Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina-- and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Fink unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages [493]-542) and index
Subject Memorial Medical Center (New Orleans, La.)
Disaster hospitals -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Disaster medicine -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Health facilities -- Louisiana -- Administration -- Case studies
Forensic pathology -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
ISBN 9780307718969
0307718964
9780307718983 (e-isbn)
0307718980 (ebk.)
OCLC # 846520402

Table of Contents

 Mapviii
 Selected Individualsxi
 Note To The Readerxvii
pt. 1 DEADLY CHOICES 
 Prologue3
 Chapter 111
 Chapter 224
 Chapter 328
 Chapter 461
 Chapter 5111
 Chapter 6146
 Chapter 7177
pt. 2 RECKONING 
 Chapter 8231
 Chapter 9332
 Epilogue462
 Acknowledgments487
 Notes493
 Index543

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