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Burn Unit: Saving Lives after the Flames

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    ~ Flameclan Warrior's Den ~

    This is where the warriors of Flameclan will nest. There is enough room for multiple cats to sleep here. It is made up of a large area of bushes and bracken woven together. There is a roof of thick, tightly woven vines. ~ \•Fawnstar•/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2004

    Nonfiction at its best

    A fantastic book! Ravage 'puts you there' as vividly as any nonfiction I've read recently. I opened BURN UNIT with no medical background and no personal experience with burns; soon, though, I was not only getting a personal tour of the best burn unit in the world, I was being sensitively taught what I needed to know to understand what I was 'seeing'. That show-teach-show cycle is, for me, the essence of great nonfiction, and Ravage is a master of the craft. If you want to enlarge your life, in knowledge and compassion, read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2004

    Unwrapping the mystery of burn care

    I have just today finished Burn Unit. Finishing a book for me is relatively unusual. I always have a few going at a time, and most get only part way - they just don¿t get picked up again. But I keep returning to this book. Barbara Ravage has written a classic. Her writing is engaging, as she monitors burn survivors Dan and Tom and their families, without giving in to simplification and caricature. These people feel real. Their caregivers are presented in the context of their work. They convey the story of the technology and the medicine of burn care, in a remarkably lucid, interesting way. Their personal lives are, appropriately, only sketched. I had experience in the MGH Burn Unit as a fourth-year med student, in 1973. And I¿ve had 26 years of primary care internal medicine in a rural area. This book has tought me a world of new perspectives and insights, basic science and intensive care medicine, and especially understandings about wound healing. And I believe the author has communicated this difficult material in a manner which will be comprehensible to any serious reader, even one without great technical background. Her ability to appeal to, and to be important to, a diverse reader base, reflects the maturity of her perspective. I have been recommending this book to friends and profiessional colleagues, as a most- worthwhile read. Any care provider will gain valuable understandings from this pleasant task.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2004

    This is a terrific book

    Burn Unit is a marvelous book. The writing sparkles -- Ravage involves the reader in the progress of the patients she tracks, the history of burn care and medical understanding of burns, and the unique world of care givers in the field of burn treatment. Burns are not like other illnesses/injuries. This book brings the reader into unfamiliar territory (some of it difficult)-- but you can't put it down. Anyone with an interest in reading about medicine -- or about survival -- or about caring, will love this book.

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