Tag: Autumn

The Autumn Ghost How the Battle Against a Polio Epidemic Revolutionized Modern Medical Care [Audiobook]

Free Download Hannah Wunsch, Emily Durante (Narrator), "The Autumn Ghost: How the Battle Against a Polio Epidemic Revolutionized Modern Medical Care"
English | ASIN: B0CRMG1H46 | 2024 | MP3@64 kbps | ~10:10:00 | 288 MB
Americans knew polio as the "summer plague." In countries further North, however, the virus arrived later in the year. It was described by one writer as "the autumn ghost."
Intensive care units and mechanical ventilation are the crucial foundation of modern medical care: without them, the appalling death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic would be even higher. In The Autumn Ghost, Dr. Hannah Wunsch traces the origins of these two innovations back to a polio epidemic in the autumn of 1952. Drawing together testimony from doctors, nurses, medical students, and patients, Wunsch relates a gripping tale of an epidemic that changed the world.
Wunsch tells the true story of how insiders and iconoclasts came together in one overwhelmed hospital in Copenhagen to save the lives of many polio patients dying of respiratory failure. Their radical advances in care marked a turning point in the treatment of patients around the world-from the rise of life support and the creation of intensive care units to the evolution of rehabilitation medicine.


Quilts for Autumn

Free Download Annie’s, "Quilts for Autumn"
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1640255036 | EPUB | pages: 48 | 9.1 mb
As colder weather sets in and the garden is harvested, countless quilters are inspired to create. Images of fresh pumpkins and falling leaves beg to be turned into warm and cozy quilts for every room of the home. Beautiful table runners adorn our family gatherings as we give thanks for what we have. This is an ideal time to decorate with rich colors and plan projects for our loved ones. In Quilts for Autumn you will find 11 creative projects that embody this special season. Whether you are a new or experienced quilter, you will be sure to love stitching the traditional and contemporary designs within these pages. For a stunning table runner to show off at Thanksgiving, check out Come Little Leaves. Dig out your favorite fall palette scraps to make a lap or throw quilt, or even a welcoming wall hanging. If modern is more your style, Farmhouse Comfort is a stylish, yet whimsical, quilt that would make a great addition to almost any decor. From kitchen projects to wall hangings to full-size quilts, this collection will spark your creativity for many seasons to come.