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Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of
patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane
Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth
and justice

In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician
and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical
Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled
mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos.

After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed,
and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate
certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health
professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately
injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting,
unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the
reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a
conversation about the most terrifying form of health care
rationing.

In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate,
Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals
just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of
large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. A remarkable
book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial
radically transforms your understanding of human nature in
crisis.

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