The Least of These My Brethren: A Doctor's Story of Hope and Miracles on an Inner-City AIDS Ward

4.45 avg rating
( 44 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780517706992: The Least of These My Brethren: A Doctor's Story of Hope and Miracles on an Inner-City AIDS Ward

he Least Of These My Brethren presents a harrowing, compelling look into the daily life of a dedicated attending physician in New York City's largest designated AIDS center. Dr. Baxter recounts heart-wrenching and graphic stories with humanism, dignity, and decency.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

In the decade and a half that AIDS has been with us, Americans' attitudes about the disease and those afflicted with it have largely been shaped by films such as An Early Frost and Longtime Companion, the plays The Normal Heart and Angels in America, and the overwhelming symbolism of the AIDS quilt. For the most part, these expressions of popular culture focus on a fraction of the AIDS population, those sufferers who are easiest for mainstream Americans to identify with. Dr. Daniel Baxter puts a new face on the AIDS crisis in The Least of These My Brethren, a chronicle of the years he spent treating patients at the Spellman Center for H.I.V.-Related Diseases at St. Clare's Hospital in downtown Manhattan.

Baxter's patients are drug addicts, prisoners, and prostitutes, people with already broken lives for whom AIDS is just one more trouble to add to the list. There is nothing noble or cinematic about these victims. As they file through the halls and wards of the Spellman Center, Baxter describes their ailments that: AIDS-related lymphoma, rectal bleeding, tuberculosis, and much, much more. Baxter notes in his preface that "We are all ultimately H.I.V. positive in this cumbersome experience called life;" in other words, death is our common fate, the experience that unites even the most disparate individuals. In this shared inevitability, even the most fortunate among us can find empathy for the least.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Baxter, Daniel
Published by Harmony
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0517706997 Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # GMF5013MLGG021017H0261

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Baxter, Daniel
Published by Harmony
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Milads
(fruitland, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0517706997. Bookseller Inventory # 000893

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Daniel Baxter
Published by Harmony (1997)
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Name Brand Overstocks
(Olive Branch, MS, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. BOOK STORE BUY OUT! THIS IS A BRAND NEW BOOK! Some books may have a book store price sticker on them. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000012652

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Baxter, Daniel
Published by Harmony 1997-03-18 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
The Book Cellar, LLC
(Nashua, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony 1997-03-18, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0517706997 BRAND NEW. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0517706997ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Daniel Baxter
Published by Harmony (1997)
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0517706997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Daniel Baxter
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97805177069921.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Baxter, Daniel
Published by Harmony (1997)
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0517706997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Baxter, Daniel
Published by Harmony (1997)
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110517706997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Baxter, Daniel
Published by Harmony (1997)
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-029-79-2502502

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Baxter, Daniel
Published by Harmony
ISBN 10: 0517706997 ISBN 13: 9780517706992
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harmony. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0517706997 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1178079

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds