Code Blue: A Katrina Physician's Memoir
A toxic stew of floodwaters surrounded Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after Katrina when the levees broke. Over two thousand people were trapped in the squalid conditions without security as the death toll steadily rose inside. Bodies stacked up in the chapel as the temperature soared in the overcrowded hospital and the situation became increasingly desperate. Doct...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 2nd 2007 by Rooftop Publishing
(first published 2006)
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This is a first person account of what happened in a New Orlean's hospital after the levees broke. I could not put this book down. It should be read by everyone who works in a hospital and in emergency management to help them anticipate problems that might arise. It should also be read by those who were in impossible situations in New Orleans at that time.