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The Hospital by the River - A Story of Hope (Paperback) Loot Price: R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 You Save: R38 (12%)

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The Hospital by the River - A Story of Hope (Paperback): Catherine Hamlin
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Catherine Hamlin

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Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Over 40 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programmes in the world. Through this work thousands of women have been able to resume a normal existence after living as outcasts. The Hamlins, both committed Christians, 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 over 20,000 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 and the developing world. Since Reg's death, Catherine has continued their work, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in

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Imprint: Monarch Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2004
First published: October 2004
Authors: Catherine Hamlin
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 308
ISBN-13: 978-1-85424-673-8
Barcode: 9781854246738
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Books > Medicine > General issues > Health systems & services
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Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Midwifery
Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Midwifery > General
LSN: 1-85424-673-9

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