Anxious about going but determined to save her brother, Clara makes her way to the Canal Zone. She is quickly ...more
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Claras brother works in Panama and the book opens with a letter admitting that he too ill to travel home alone. Clara is trained as a nurse, so she journeys from their small town in Ohio to rescue him.
She discovers appalling conditions, with mosquitos spreading malaria and yellow fever. Many of the workers live in squalor; fresh food is expensive and scarce, while the hospitals struggle to cope. Sadly, Claras ...more