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Maneater: and Other True Stories of a Life in Infectious Diseases Book Review Summary

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The author, a specialist in "bugs and drugs," relates some of the case histories she has encountered in nearly three decades of identifying and fighting some of the more dire wee beasties that attack the human body. They range from flesh-eating strep and chicken pox (which can be fatal to some grownups) to worms in the brain and of course HIV. Some of her patients make it (though coming very close to the edge of mortality), and some don't. Though not the greatest prose stylist in the field of medical writing for laymen, Nagami is humane, compassionate, and very smart, and some of her cases read like detective stories.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   doctor/nurse Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   scientific labs Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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