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To Bear Witness : a Journey of Healing and Solidarity, Updated, Revised, and Expanded.

Author: Kevin M Cahill
Publisher: Oxford : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Series: International Humanitarian Affairs (FUP)
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For more than fifty years, Dr. Cahill has been helping to heal the world, as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts around the globe. In this revised and expanded edition, he chronicles extraordinary achievements of compassion and commitment. Bringing together a rich selection of writings, he crafts a fascinating memoir of a life devoted to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cahill, Kevin M.
To Bear Witness : A Journey of Healing and Solidarity, Updated, Revised, and Expanded.
Oxford : Fordham University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin M Cahill
ISBN: 9780823255917 0823255913
OCLC Number: 854974526
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Locations; The Middle East; Beirut's Smell of Death; A Doctor's Reflections on the Libyan Situation; Gaza --
Destruction and Hope; Somalia; For a U.S. Role in Somalia; Palm Sunday in Somalia; Starving Refugees Overwhelm Somalia; A Somali Postscript; Nicaragua; The Nicaraguan Earthquake; The Price for Differing with the U.S. Is Death; Of Constitutions, Democracy, Medicine, and Diplomacy; Holidays in Nicaragua; Fasting and Medicine in Nicaragua; Ireland; A Perverse Silence. Red Stains on the Emerald Isle: Can Only Blood Wash Them Out?A Deathless Dream; The Descendants of the High Kings of Ireland; Part Two: Academia; New Realities, New Frontiers; The Peculiar Élan; The University and Revolution; The Symbolism of Salamanca; Grief and Renewal; To Bind our Wounds; Loaded Words; Dreams and Travel; A Necessary Balance; A Dublin Department; Is That All There Is?; Part Three: Continuity; Health on the Horn of Africa; The Untapped Resource; Irish Essays; Threads for a Tapestry; Famine; The AIDS Epidemic; A Bridge to Peace; Imminent Peril; A Framework for Survival. Clearing the FieldsPreventive Diplomacy; Traditions, Values, and Humanitarian Action; Technology for Humanitarian Action; The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistance; Even in Chaos; More With Less; Books by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. cited in this Section; Part Four: Personal; God and My Life; The Influence of Yeats; On Being Short; Suffering and Pain; A Medical Student's Impressions of India; It Ain't Necessarily So; Romance and Reality; To Bear Witness; "For Your 65th" by Kathryn Cahill.
Series Title: International Humanitarian Affairs (FUP)

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For more than fifty years, Dr. Cahill has been helping to heal the world, as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts around the globe. In this revised and expanded edition, he chronicles extraordinary achievements of compassion and commitment. Bringing together a rich selection of writings, he crafts a fascinating memoir of a life devoted to others. The book includes front-line reports from places under siege Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Nicaragua, Gaza, and Ireland; there are also visionary essays from the origins of the AIDS.

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