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Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

Beeing a doctor with no borders (and other ways to stay a single)

Damien Brown, a young Australian doctor, thinks he's ready when he arrives for his first posting with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Africa. But the town he's sent to is an isolated outpost of mud huts, surrounded by landmines; the hospital, for which he's to be the only doctor, is filled with malnourished children and conditions he's never seen; and the health workers - Angolan war veterans twice his age and who speak no English - walk out on him following an altercation on his first shift.
In the months that follow, Damien confronts these challenges all the while dealing with the social absurdities of living with only three other volunteers for company. The medical calamities pile up - a leopard attack, a landmine explosion, and having to perform surgery using tools cleaned on the fire being among them - but it's through Damien's evolving friendships with the local people that his passion for the work grows.
Band-Aid for a Broken Leg is a powerful, sometimes heart-breaking, often funny, always honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline in Angola, Mozambique and South Sudan. It is also a moving testimony of the work done by medical humanitarian groups and the extraordinary and sometimes eccentric people who work for them.
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Damien Brown is a South African-born doctor based in London. He began writing seriously after his last humanitarian posting, encouraged by readers of a blog he kept while working in Africa. When not treating patients or writing, Damien can be heard playing drums with his old university band, or toying with an overpriced piece of camera equipment.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 360
Erscheinungsdatum 06.02.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-74331-665-8
Verlag Allen & Unwin
Maße (L/B/H) 199/138/28 mm
Gewicht 370
Verkaufsrang 9.458
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