The Lassa Ward
Ross Donaldson teaches medicine at UCLA and works at a trauma center in Los Angeles. Dr. Donaldson’s most recent international work involves frequent trips to Iraq, where he is helping to build an emergency medical system for that country’s traumatized civilians.
Ross Donaldson talked about his book The Lassa Ward: One Man’s Fight Against One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases (St. Martin’s Press; May 12, 2009). Dr. Donaldson talked about his experiences working in a Sierra Leone hospital ward filled with patients suffering from Lassa fever during a civil war. Dr. Donaldson went to Sierra Leone in 2003 while still a medical student and was put in charge of the ward when his supervisor became ill. He talked about facing fear and turning adversity into something positive. Dr. Donaldson also read passages from his book and responded to questions from members of the audience.
Ross Donaldson teaches medicine at UCLA and works at a trauma center in Los Angeles. Dr. Donaldson’s most recent international work involves frequent trips to Iraq, where he is helping to build an emergency medical system for that country’s traumatized civilians. close
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