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One Life at a Time

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When Dr. Daniel Baxter arrived in Botswana in 2002, he was confident of the purity of his mission to help people with AIDS, armed... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

When Dr. Daniel Baxter arrived in Botswana in 2002, he was confident of the purity of his mission to help people with AIDS, armed with what he thought were immutable truths about life—and himself—that had been forged on his AIDS ward in New York City ten years earlier. But Baxter's good intentions were quickly overwhelmed by the reality of AIDS in Africa, his misguided altruism engulfed by the sea of need around him. Lifted up by Botswana's remarkable and forgiving people, Baxter soldiered on, his memorable encounters with those living with AIDS, and their unfathomable woes assuaged by their oft-repeated "But God is good,” profoundly changing the way he thought about his role as a doctor.
Now, after caring for innumerable AIDS patients for eight years in Botswana, Baxter has written an urgent, quietly philosophical account of his journey into the early twenty-first century's new heart of darkness: AIDS in Africa, where legions desperately struggled to be among the spared and not the doomed. Part memoir, part travelogue, part chronicle of the zaniness of Botswana (one of the questions on his driver's license application was "Are you or have you ever been an imbecile?”), and part witness to suffering unknown to most Americans, his testimony is an unforgettable tribute to the many people he cared for.
Join Baxter on his life-changing journey in Botswana, as he recounts the stories of people like Ralph, a deteriorating AIDS and cancer patient who nonetheless always wore a smile, or Precious, a woman found sick and abandoned in the capital's slum, or "No Fear,” a rude man in Baxter's gym whose descent he halted. After many years on the front lines of the African pandemic, Baxter realized that "one life at a time” was the only way to fight AIDS.



Autorentext

Daniel 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 Doctor's 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 country's 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.

Produktinformationen

Titel: One Life at a Time
Untertitel: An American Doctor's Memoir of AIDS in Botswana
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EAN: 9781510735774
ISBN: 978-1-5107-3577-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Skyhorse Publishing
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 200
Veröffentlichung: 26.06.2018
Jahr: 2018
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.3 MB