Catherine's Gift Paperback

Stories of Hope from the Hospital by the River

by John Little

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Catherine's Gift

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Australian missionaries Dr Catherine Hamlin and her husband Reg pioneered surgery for the condition called fistula - an injury incurred during obstructed labour resulting in uncontrollable incontinence. Surgeons from all over the world have come to Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital to learn these techniques. Catherine Hamlin is still operating though now in her late eighties. Many of the nurses - and some of the surgeons - now working first came to the hospital as patients, then stayed on to recuperate and picked up skills as they lent a hand. The book is full of stories interspersed with accounts of the dedicated and painstaking techniques that had to be devised for the undernourished, small-boned patients who come in a steady stream to their doors. Behind all this is the figure of Catherine, described by the "New York Times" as 'the new Mother Teresa of our age'.

Catherine's Gift by John Little was published by Lion Hudson in January 2010 and is our 34583rd best seller. The ISBN for Catherine's Gift is 9781854249555.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (January 2010)
Number of Pages272
Thickness24 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code2550892
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