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The Resource The zombie curse : a doctor's 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti, Arthur M. Fournier, with Daniel Herlihy

The zombie curse : a doctor's 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti, Arthur M. Fournier, with Daniel Herlihy

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The zombie curse : a doctor's 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti
Title
The zombie curse
Title remainder
a doctor's 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti
Statement of responsibility
Arthur M. Fournier, with Daniel Herlihy
Title variation
zombie curse
Title variation remainder
a doctors 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fournier sends out a cry from the front lines about the overwhelming role poverty plays in the spread of AIDS. His awakening came in the early 1980s when, as a faculty physician at the University of Miami Medical School, he saw AIDS spreading through the city's Haitian population. He tells stories of patients-men, women and children-with clear signs of AIDS (believed at that time to be a disease of gay men and drug users) and how they were stigmatized by medical personnel. Among others, Fournier gives a moving account of Regis, a Haitian dentist who, may have contacted the virus through his work in medically primitive conditions. The author became completely committed to understanding this illness, and with supportive colleagues he traveled many times to Haiti and founded Project Medishare, devoted to improving Haiti's health-care system. He was especially successful in the town of Thomonde, establishing an initiative to train physicians and nurses. Fournier offers brutal descriptions of the poverty that fuels AIDS in Haiti, a country where malnutrition reigns, young women are forced into prostitution and orphanages abound." --Publishers Weekly
Additional physical form
Also available in electronic form as viewed March 23, 2006.
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268961
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1947-
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Fournier, Arthur M.
Dewey number
362.196/97920097294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Herlihy, Daniel
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True
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  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
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a doctor's 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti
Label
The zombie curse : a doctor's 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti, Arthur M. Fournier, with Daniel Herlihy
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip064/2005031643.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Foreword / Paul Farmer -- Preface -- PART I. The Curse Descends -- Boat People -- Morts et Mysteres -- Regis -- Blood Brothers -- Zombie -- Revelations -- Sainthood -- Guinen -- Danse Macabre -- Mother and Child -- Lespwa (Hope) -- Anniversary -- Physician, Heal Thyself -- Ninja -- All Good Things -- PART II. Secrets Revealed -- Titid -- Port-au-Prince -- Cite Soleil -- Lost -- Secrets of the Zombie Curse -- Medishare, Inc. -- House Calls -- Deye Mon Gen Mon -- Tom's World -- Exposition Santâe -- Close Encounters -- Marasa -- Mambo -- Baptism -- Kay Medishare -- Orphans -- Protege -- Benediction -- Discovery -- War and Peace -- Au Cap -- The Reverse Zombie Curse -- Conundrum -- Angelik -- Bicentennial -- Postscript -- A Poem for Haiti by Maya Angelou -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780309097369
Lccn
2005031643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • ocm62342696
  • OCoLC
Label
The zombie curse : a doctor's 25-year journey into the heart of the AIDS epidemic in Haiti, Arthur M. Fournier, with Daniel Herlihy
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip064/2005031643.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Foreword / Paul Farmer -- Preface -- PART I. The Curse Descends -- Boat People -- Morts et Mysteres -- Regis -- Blood Brothers -- Zombie -- Revelations -- Sainthood -- Guinen -- Danse Macabre -- Mother and Child -- Lespwa (Hope) -- Anniversary -- Physician, Heal Thyself -- Ninja -- All Good Things -- PART II. Secrets Revealed -- Titid -- Port-au-Prince -- Cite Soleil -- Lost -- Secrets of the Zombie Curse -- Medishare, Inc. -- House Calls -- Deye Mon Gen Mon -- Tom's World -- Exposition Santâe -- Close Encounters -- Marasa -- Mambo -- Baptism -- Kay Medishare -- Orphans -- Protege -- Benediction -- Discovery -- War and Peace -- Au Cap -- The Reverse Zombie Curse -- Conundrum -- Angelik -- Bicentennial -- Postscript -- A Poem for Haiti by Maya Angelou -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780309097369
Lccn
2005031643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • ocm62342696
  • OCoLC

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