The Monsoon Diaries: A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing from the ER Frontlines to the Far Reaches of the World

The Monsoon Diaries: A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing from the ER Frontlines to the Far Reaches of the World

The Monsoon Diaries: A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing from the ER Frontlines to the Far Reaches of the World

The Monsoon Diaries: A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing from the ER Frontlines to the Far Reaches of the World

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Overview

"There are heroes among us, and Dr. Calvin Sun is one of them. Read this book." -Lisa Ling, journalist

The Monsoon Diaries is the firsthand account of Dr. Calvin Sun, an emergency room doctor who worked tirelessly on the front lines in multiple hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drawing upon the lessons he learned from his adventures traveling to more than 190 countries in ten years, as well as from the grief he experienced as a teen when his father died, Dr. Sun shares his journey, from growing up as a young Asian American in New York to his calling first to medical school and then to the open road.

He believes that the fight for a better world creates meaning when all feels meaningless, and he hopes that telling his story will help readers reframe this tragic moment in our lifetimes into possibility, with the goal of building a more empathetic society.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785291756
Publisher: Harper Horizon
Publication date: 09/27/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,072,559
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Calvin D. Sun is an emergency physician and clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City, Dr. Sun worked at emergency rooms all over the city and soon gained a substantial online following from sharing his insider experiences and advice.

Dr. Sun has been a frequent guest on national and international new programs to help inform others of the pandemic situation in New York City. He brings medical knowledge and empathy to the story of COVID-19 and is no stranger to grief himself, having lost his father when he was just a teenager, and his grandfather to COVID-19.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Sun has traveled to over 190 countries, while also completing medical school and going through medical residency. With his organization, the Monsoon Diaries, he has led other everyday travelers around the world on memorable adventures.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lisa Ling v

Prologue March 26, 2020 ix

Prodrome February 24-March 7, 2020 l

Pyrexia March 8-18, 2020 13

Dyspnea March 19-29, 2020 49

Morbidity March 30-April 15, 2020 93

Cytokine Storm April 16-30, 2020 133

Convalescence May 1 -July 4, 2020 159

Notes 199

Acknowledgments 203

About the Author 209

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