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The Zombie Curse: A Doctor's 25-Year Journey Into the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti

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This memoir of a dedicated doctor battling the AIDS epidemic in Haiti does more than chronicle the story of a horrible disease. It is a moving tribute to the abundant courage, resilience, and dignity of a people beset by tragedy.The Zombie Curse A Doctora (TM)s 25-Year Journey into the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti Arthur M. Fournier, M.D., with Daniel Herlihy Dr. Ar ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published April 13th 2006 by Joseph Henry Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Kristin
Jan 25, 2011 Kristin rated it liked it
It was good. It's no literary masterpiece but the message is good. I love hearing about the things Americans do for other countries in terms of medical advances and helping the poor but sometimes, I wonder, "Well, what about our own backyard? There are plenty of Americans without proper medical care, safe and healthy living conditions, and proper nutrition. What are we doing to help them?" Why is it such a great and wonderful thing when we read books and articles about all these great things tha ...more
Gail
Oct 17, 2010 Gail rated it liked it
It was nice to read about the beginnings of the organization in Haiti with which I am involved, and to simultaneously learn some history about the country of Haiti and the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic.
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This very inspiring book demonstrates that even apparently hopeless situations can improve when we dedicate ourselves to making that happen. It was especially interesting as many of the main characters are from Miami.
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