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で Read Hardcover [ One Life at a Time: An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana ] For Free ⏒ Kindle By Daniel Baxter ⏲ で Read Hardcover [ One Life at a Time: An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana ] For Free ⏒ Kindle By Daniel Baxter ⏲ In 2002, Baxter The Least of These My Brethren A Doctors Story of Hope and Miracles on an Inner City AIDS Ward, 1997 traveled to the African nation to manage a new program intended to help the many thousands of Botswanans infected with HIV AIDS Brimming with naive altruism and certain that his experiences treating HIV AIDS patients in New York had prepared him for the task, he was soon confronted by a crisis massive than he had imagined The author observed his patients from a distance, dutifully pronouncing their lives to be even important than those of people in the States But his interactions with his patients soon made him see the arrogance of his attitude One of Baxters first patients was Comfort, a 10 year old girl suffering from malnutrition and an undiagnosed case of HIV His intervention helped Comfort regain some of her health, but Baxter could do nothing to stop her family from letting her die because they considered her an albatross, a burden To the authors enduring shame, he realized that his grand gesture had been important to him than Comforts fate As he learned how to navigate cultural differences and dispense with his own egotism, Baxter also witnessed the many problems inherent in the Botswana medical system, including shortages in qualified staff and medicines He returned to the U.S in 2008 believing he had come to a new awareness aboutthe suffering that all of us endure Instead, he found American patients to be demanding and the American medical system dysfunctional beyond words A second sojourn in Botswana helped him finally come to terms not only with his attitude toward the American medical establishment, but also the deeper, personal meaning of his time in Africa Rich in memorable patient portraits, Baxters book is at once a meditation on lives saved and lost as well as a testament to the challenges inherent in humanitarian work An honest, moving memoir giving voice to those without one Kirkus Daniel Baxters memoir of caring for AIDS patients in Botswana reminds us that one of the most important responsibilities of the physician is to bear witness to bring out of the occult spaces of the human body and the world this vivid testimony, both of the devastation wrought by neglect, and of the difference made by those who do not turn away Terrence Holt, MD, author of Internal Medicine Dr Baxter tells the story of Botswana s struggle with AIDS, with the insight of a medical expert and the compassion of a decent human being Despite the enormous progress that has been made in the treatment of AIDS, the epidemic will continue to be with us for a long time to come This book forces us to face a world of suffering, but it is also brings a message of hope Anthony Appiah, author of Cosmopolitanism and The Lies that Bind Rather than presenting the AIDS epidemic as a blur of statistics and pharmaceutic advances, Dan Baxter shows us the human side of the disease, presenting patients who are by turns dignified and infuriating, tragic and humorous If you want talking points about AIDS, read a textbook but if you want to know what it feels like to live and work in a world overwhelmed by the virus, read One Life at a Time Kent Septkowitz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease, Weill Cornell Medical SchoolDaniel Baxter is a physician at the William F Ryan Community Health Center in New York City and acclaimed author of The Least of These My Brethren A Doctors Story of Hope and Miracles on an Inner City AIDS Ward A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a board certified internist, he worked at the Spellman Center for HIV Related Diseases in New York before moving to Botswana for six years to assist with the rollout of the countrys HIV AIDS Treatment Programme, the first such initiative on the continent In 2013 he returned to Botswana for two years to work as Lecturer and Specialist Physician in the medical school. 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    • One Life at a Time: An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana
    • 4.2
    • 458
    • Hardcover
    • 312 pages
    • Daniel Baxter
    • English
    • 17 August 2017

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