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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

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. In the tradition of the best writing on medicine, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos.

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Sheri Fink

  • Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Genres: Nonfiction, Social Sciences
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN-10: 0307718964
  • ISBN-13: 9780307718969