To Bear Witness: Updated, Revised, and Expanded Edition

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Fordham Univ Press, 25.08.2009 - 272 Seiten
For more than fifty years, Dr. Cahill has been helping to heal the world, as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts around the globe. In this revised and expanded edition, he chronicles extraordinary achievements of compassion and commitment. Bringing together a rich selection of writings, he crafts a fascinating memoir of a life devoted to others. The book includes front-line reports from places under siege—Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Nicaragua, Gaza, and Ireland; there are also visionary essays from the origins of the AIDS epidemic and landmine crises, and no less passionate concerns of his own experiences of pain and suffering—as well as of joy and beauty—in the worlds in which he has traveled. As the distinguished neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, M.D., notes in his endorsement, “These essays, by turns elegiac, lyrical, funny, tender, nostalgic, and vehemently impassioned, come together in an ongoing tapestry, a portrait of a dedicated physician who has dared to make a difference.”
 

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Acknowledgements
17
Locations
19
The Middle East
21
A Doctors Reflections on the Libyan SituationAmerica 1986
23
Somali Refugee Camp 1980
30
Somalia
31
Palm Sunday in Somalia
32
Starving Refugees Overwhelm Somalia
35
Medicine and Diplomacy
157
Irish Essays
160
Threads for a Tapestry
162
Southern Sudan 1977
163
Famine
169
A Bridge to Peace
173
Public Health inDeclining Economy
174
Health Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance in Conflicts and Disasters
184

A Somali Postscript
39
Nicaragua 1972
46
Nicaragua
47
The Price for Differing With the US Is Death
53
Of Constitutions Democracy Medicineand Diplomacy
59
Holidays in Nicaragua
62
Fasting and Medicine in Nicaragua
65
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI 2002
70
Ireland
71
Can Only Blood Wash Them Out?
73
A Deathless Dream
75
Academia
87
New York 2004
88
New Realities New Frontiers
89
The Peculiar Élan
95
The University and Revolution
101
The Symbolism of Salamanca
105
Somalia The Constant Fear of Death 1979
114
Grief and Renewal
115
To Bind our Wounds
116
Loaded Words
125
Dreams and Travel
130
A Necessary Balance
134
Continuity
151
Somalia 1980
152
Health on the Horn of Africa
153
The United Nations 1974
156
Northern Somalia 1995
192
Solutions to theLandmine Crisis
197
Preventive Diplomacy
202
Southern Sudan 1981
215
Traditions Values and Humanitarian Action
216
Technology for Humanitarian Action
218
Books by Kevin M Cahill MD cited in this section
223
Personal
224
The Influence of Yeats
225
Childhood
227
University Days
235
The Sudan
237
Nicaragua
238
Conclusion
246
Point Lookout 1957
247
On Being Short
248
Suffering and Pain
249
A Medical Students Impressions of India
250
Myths Dreams and Reality
254
It Aint Necessarily So
255
An Evolving Tapestry
261
Pope John Paul II and the author 1982
262
To Bear Witness
263
Sannes woods 2003
264
For Your 65th
265
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Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. is University Professor and Director of Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA). He also serves as President of the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC), Director of the Tropical Disease Center at Lenox Hill Hospital, Clinical Professor of Tropical Medicine and Molecular Parasitology at New York University School of Medicine, Chief Medical Advisor for Counterterrorism, NYPD, Professor of International Humanitarian Affairs at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Senior Consultant to the United Nations Health Service. Dr. Cahill has served as Chief Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs and Public Health for three Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.

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