The Resource Flight for life : an American company's dramatic rescue of Nigerian burn victims, Richard D. Stewart, MD, (electronic resource)

Flight for life : an American company's dramatic rescue of Nigerian burn victims, Richard D. Stewart, MD, (electronic resource)

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Flight for life : an American company's dramatic rescue of Nigerian burn victims
Title
Flight for life
Title remainder
an American company's dramatic rescue of Nigerian burn victims
Statement of responsibility
Richard D. Stewart, MD
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Flight for Life is the heart-stopping account of one of the most gripping rescue missions in African history. Told by a doctor involved in saving the lives of Nigerian workers who became victims of a tragic American chemical company explosion; Dr. Stewart and his colleague moved mountains and cut red tape to fly patients to a premiere burn center in the United States. At the time of the S. C. Johnson Company chemical plant explosion in 1982, there were no burn care centers in Africa. Its hospitals lacked the most basic accommodations for burn victims and would usually sedate anyone who was badly burned until they died. When the S. C. Johnson Company's foreign subsidiary, based in Lagos, Nigeria, had a ruptured butane gas line that exploded, burning the skin and clothing of twenty-nine Nigerian employees, the company began a race against time to help the victims of the catastrophe. Teaming up with the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center, S. C. Johnson's executives, and the U.S. embassies in England and Nigeria, Dr. Stewart (Johnson's corporate medical director) converted a DC-10 airliner into an intensive burn-care flying hospital, staffed by a London medical team to keep the patients alive during the eleven-hour transatlantic crossing through an unexpected and dangerous storm at sea. This real-life rescue narrative illuminates the heroic lengths dedicated individuals will go to when lives are at stake
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
363.17/91
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9999.C4864
LC item number
S1357 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Flight for life : an American company's dramatic rescue of Nigerian burn victims, Richard D. Stewart, MD, (electronic resource)
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Flight for life : an American company's dramatic rescue of Nigerian burn victims, Richard D. Stewart, MD, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-186)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn787844977
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Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 188 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616082277
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) f787844977
  • (CaAE) f787844977

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