The Resource The hospital by the river, Catherine Hamlin with John Little

The hospital by the river, Catherine Hamlin with John Little

Label
The hospital by the river
Title
The hospital by the river
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Hamlin with John Little
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Language
eng
Summary
Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Almost 50 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programs in the world. Through this work, thousands of women have been able to resume a normal existence after living as outcasts. The Hamlins dedicated their lives to women suffering the catastrophic effects of obstructed labour-a problem easily dealt with in the developed world by assisted delivery or caesarean section, but disastrous without medical intervention. The awful injuries that such labour produces are called fistulae, and until the Hamlins began their work in Ethiopia, fistula sufferers were neglected and forgotten-a vast group of women facing a lifetime of incapacity and degradation. Catherine and Reg have successfully operated on almost 30,000 women, and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the hospital they opened in 1975, has become a major teaching institution for surgeons from all over Ethiopia, Africa and the developing world. Since Reg's death, Catherine has continued their work. As well as being made a companion of the Order of Australia, being awarded the ANZAC Peace Prize and the coveted Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, Catherine was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.The Hospital by the River is Catherine's story. Set against the vivid backdrop of Ethiopia, it is a moving and utterly compelling account of an extraordinary life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
The hospital by the river, Catherine Hamlin with John Little
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The hospital by the river, Catherine Hamlin with John Little
Publication
Note
"Updated with a foreword by The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO and an afterword on Catherine's story to the present day" --Title page
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
Revised Macmillan edition.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743537817
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour, black and white), portraits (colour, black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)942865952

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