Lethal prescription

Five Days at Memorial is a descent into hell—Memorial Medical Cen­ter in New Orleans during and after Hurri­cane Katrina. After six years of interviews and painstaking research, Sheri Fink has composed a harrowing, deeply disturbing narrative of overwhelmed health-care workers in a hospital under siege, of an inept corporation (Tenet Healthcare), and of socially unjust acts committed by medical personnel that resulted in more than 20 patient deaths by euthanasia.


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