War Hospital: A True Story Of Surgery And Survival

War Hospital: A True Story Of Surgery And Survival

Sheri Fink


In April 1992, a handful of younger physicians, no longer certainly one of them a healthcare professional, was once trapped in addition to 50,000 males, ladies, and youngsters within the embattled enclave of Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina. There the medical professionals confronted the main severe expert, moral, and private predicaments in their lives.
Drawing on broad interviews, files, and recorded fabrics she gathered over 4 and a part years, health care professional and journalist Sheri Fink tells the harrowing--and eventually enlightening--story of those physicians and the 3 who try and aid them: an idealistic internist from medical professionals borderless, who hopes that interposition of overseas relief employees can help hinder a bloodbath; an aspiring Bosnian doctor prepared to stroll via minefields to arrive the civilian wounded; and a Serb health care provider at the contrary facet of front line with the military that's cause on destroying his former colleagues.
With restricted assets and a makeshift health center overflowing with sufferers, how can those medical professionals come to a decision who to avoid wasting and who to allow die? Will their responsibility to regard sufferers come into clash with their very own fight to outlive? And are there occasions while clinical and humanitarian relief satirically delay battle and human affliction instead of aiding to alleviate it?

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