• Maneater

  • And Other True Stories of a Life in Infectious Diseases
  • By: Pamela Nagami M.D.
  • Narrated by: Donna Rawlings
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-01-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (2 ratings)


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 listeners. 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 listeners 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.
©2001 Pamela Nagami (P)2003 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Apryl on 08-11-17

Great for those interested in medical

Amazing detail within her stories. Very good book for someone in interested in ID or a curious mind.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Zou on 08-08-16

For women MD candidates considering ID

The stories contain life details of a women ID doctor, so you can know some pros and cons of this kind of career.

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