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Maneater is a personal account by a specialist who approaches her work like a forensic scientist or a case-hardened private eye. Dr. Pamela Nagami is a leading authority on infectious diseases and her stories will shock, amaze, and warn listeners. The patients in Maneater are ordinary Americans.
When Danielle Jordan innocently ordered a salad for lunch in Puerta Vallarta she had no idea she had just become the "host" to an organism that six years later would grow into a worm and burrow into her brain.
Charlie Blair caught chicken pox, but he wasn't a kid, he was an adult, and that common childhood disease can attack a man and ravage his body until he looks like a third-degree-burn victim.
A small insect bite on Allan Roth's right foot made him a target for "flesh-eating strep". He shed his skin like a snake and a large area of tissue and skin was removed from his right thigh and lower abdomen.
Maneater will take listeners on rounds with Dr. Nagami, where they will learn, from a safe distance, what the diseases are, what it's like to be a medical detective, and how it feels to make the medical and ethical decisions that can mean the difference between life and death.
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Great for those interested in medical
Amazing detail within her stories. Very good book for someone in interested in ID or a curious mind.
For women MD candidates considering ID
The stories contain life details of a women ID doctor, so you can know some pros and cons of this kind of career.
The story of a woman becoming a monster
This isn't about parasites or infectious diseases. They are the background to a story about a woman who becomes cold and twisted after a come-to-satan moment looking at a dead baby.
I don't recommend the book to someone interested in infectious diseases as they take a back seat to the author's sad, yet uninteresting biography.