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As a physician who has been on hurricane duty for prior storms, I thought I could imagine what it would be like if we were hit by a severe storm.  I was wrong.  This book should serve as a warning about what can happen when basic modern conveniences such as power, running water, communications and safety are taken away.
- Karen Blessey, MD

With a scalpel's precision, Dr. Deichmann takes us into the faltering heart of a huge New Orleans hospital -- his hospital -- as Hurricane Katrina chokes off its vital functions, one by one, and patients begin to die.
- Jed Horne, author of "Breach of Faith, Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City." (Random House 2006)

See the Times-Picayune 5-part series on the ordeal at Baptist Hospital (Memorial Medical Center), For Dear Life, by Jeff Meidrodt.
Code Blue: A Katrina Physician's Memoir was taught at The New School in New York City in a course on New Orelans writers for the spring semester 2008.
Code Blue is taught at the Tulane School of Public Health.
Susan Larson, book reviewer for the New Orleans TImes Picayune, calls Code Blue ..."essential Katrina nonfiction reading."
Comments by Donald Palmisano, MD, Past President of the American Medical Association, on his blog.
Dr. Deichmann has given multiple radio interviews around the country including stations covering LA, AK, TX, NY, NJ, CT, MI, and NC. He has presented the Code Blue story on TV for WWL and WLAE in New Orleans and WUNC in Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Deichmann speaks with University of San Diego students
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Huntington, WV - Huntington News
Athens, GA - The Athens Banner-Herald
Birmingham, AL - The Birmingham News
Read comments by Brian Privor, "Filling in for Lady Liberty."
Read review by EMS Book Corner
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