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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M.D. Nagami, Pamela, Pamela Nagami Narrator: Donna Rawlings Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 readers.

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 readers 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katelyn | 2/8/2014

    " This is a really cool book written by Dr. Paula Nagami, who is an infectious disease specialist in California. Each chapter focuses on a particularly interesting/difficult case she was faced with, and together the chapters tell the story of her development as a doctor. This book was one of the things that really got me into wanting to go to med school. I think anyone who's pre-med would particularly enjoy it, but others would probably find it interesting, too. But be warned.. as you might have guessed from the title, this one's definitely not for the squeamish! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz | 1/22/2014

    " I like bitten better but this is also good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 1/21/2014

    " Interesting infectious disease case studies. The author succeeds in being accurate without being sensational. I can only speak from the lab side, of course, but this is how it really goes! Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose, but people work hard on all fronts to save lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill | 1/20/2014

    " A fantastic book to read. When I meet people on the street, I sometimes wonder how many of them have certain parasites that are affecting their behavior. About twenty percent of the people in this country have toxoplasma gondii living in their bodies. When it invades the brain, it can affect behavior. Read the book and think about it. "

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