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Touched by fire : Doctors Without Borders in a Third World crisis

Author: Elliott Leyton; Greg Locke
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : M & S, [1998] ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the rapes and massacres, the plagues, the famines, the floods, or the droughts erupt in far-off places, the world stands still. MSF does not. It can place its emergency medical teams and equipment anywhere in the world within twenty-four hours. The risks they take are moral and ethical as well as mortal. They are acutely aware that giving aid is controversial. Elliot Leyton saw in the work of MSF an opportunity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leyton, Elliott.
Touched by fire.
Toronto : M & S, 1998
(OCoLC)607106535
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Leyton; Greg Locke
ISBN: 0771053053 9780771053054
OCLC Number: 44728369
Description: xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Elliott Leyton ; photographs by Greg Locke.
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When the rapes and massacres, the plagues, the famines, the floods, or the droughts erupt in far-off places, the world stands still. MSF does not. It can place its emergency medical teams and equipment anywhere in the world within twenty-four hours. The risks they take are moral and ethical as well as mortal. They are acutely aware that giving aid is controversial. Elliot Leyton saw in the work of MSF an opportunity to report on people who are selfless, dedicated, and absolutely unlike the murderers who have been his usual subjects.

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