• Maneater

  • And Other True Stories of a Life in Infectious Diseases
  • By: Pamela Nagami
  • Narrated by: Donna Rawlings
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 01-05-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4.1 (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Maneater is a personal account by a specialist who approaches her work like a forensic scientist or a case-hardened private eye. Dr. Pamela Nagami is a leading authority on infectious diseases and her stories will shock, amaze, and warn listeners. The patients in Maneater are ordinary Americans.
When Danielle Jordan innocently ordered a salad for lunch in Puerta Vallarta she had no idea she had just become the "host" to an organism that six years later would grow into a worm and burrow into her brain.
Charlie Blair caught chicken pox, but he wasn't a kid, he was an adult, and that common childhood disease can attack a man and ravage his body until he looks like a third-degree-burn victim.
A small insect bite on Allan Roth's right foot made him a target for "flesh-eating strep". He shed his skin like a snake and a large area of tissue and skin was removed from his right thigh and lower abdomen.
Maneater will take listeners on rounds with Dr. Nagami, where they will learn, from a safe distance, what the diseases are, what it's like to be a medical detective, and how it feels to make the medical and ethical decisions that can mean the difference between life and death.
©2001 Pamela Nagami (P)2003 Macmillan Audio
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By Apryl on 11-08-17

Great for those interested in medical

Amazing detail within her stories. Very good book for someone in interested in ID or a curious mind.

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By annoyed on 12-21-16

The story of a woman becoming a monster

This isn't about parasites or infectious diseases. They are the background to a story about a woman who becomes cold and twisted after a come-to-satan moment looking at a dead baby.

I don't recommend the book to someone interested in infectious diseases as they take a back seat to the author's sad, yet uninteresting biography.

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