Life and Death Decisions : Saving lives in extreme circumstances

Life and Death Decisions : Saving lives in extreme circumstances

Regular price £9.99

Dr Lachlan McIver

Category: Sciences & Technology

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 7/6/23

Publisher: Endeavour

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 304 pages

Weight: 264

Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 25

HONEST, POWERFUL AND RIVETING'Levison Wood, author of The Art of Exploration'JUST BRILLIANT...THE BOOK OF THE DECADE'Tim Flannery, former Australian of the Year'WOW. A HUGELY IMPORTANT AND ENJOYABLE THAT WILL RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN HUMANITIY AND WHAT IS POSSIBLE'Sir Jeremy Farrar, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization'ALL AT ONCE BRAVE, FUNNY, SHOCKING AND DOWN TO EARTH' Aaron Smith, author of The RockFrom the sinking islands of the Pacific to epidemics and war zones in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa, doctors like Lachlan McIver work in some of the most extreme environments on earth. In this thrilling memoir, Lachlan takes us right into the heart of the action as he treats patients ravaged by tropical diseases, manages drug-resistant infections in war wounds, delivers babies by the light of a head torch, and narrowly avoids being kidnapped by militia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Inevitably, the pressure takes its toll as Lachlan is forced to reckon with the global crises devastating more and more lives every single day... Life and Death Decisions is an exhilarating account of one doctor facing profound, extraordinary challenges - and saving lives against all odds.