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"We would go into a center and find kids lying on the floor, severely dehydrated, with a clogged IV," he said. "Then we would go outside and find the relief workers building a stone fireplace.... And we'd have to say, Hot meals would be great, but in a few days you're not going to have any living kids to cook meals for.... Take this oral rehydration solution and sit by this child and spoon it into his mouth.... Don't do anything else, or this child is going to be dead."McKenna's research is painstakingly meticulous, and the doctors she profiles come across as brave firefighters of microbiological conflagrations. Not since Sherwin Nuland has an author so effectively revealed the dramatic side of medicine. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was very pleased with this book. As is obvious from the title, the book is about the little known organization the EIS. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Alex Underwood
If you've ever had an interest in the CDC, Epidemiology or diseases in general, you might find this book fascinating... I know I did. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. McCollam
I am an infectious disease epidemiologist and I wish to work as an EIS officer in the near future. This book has put together some really good disease investigation outbreaks that... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Vagrant soul
If, like me, you enjoy learning about the various illnesses that attack and sometimes threaten the human race, then I would strongly recommend this book. Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Kriselda Gray
Interesting content but very poorly written. For this reasons I would not recommend it. I suggest it is re-written.Published on March 8, 2010 by JackBaxter
I agree with another reviewer that this book isn't "riveting." But I think it's well written and not at all dull to read. Read morePublished on October 28, 2007 by Suz