Creative destruction, Cancer Alley, and voting in voodoo season

Charles S Guest
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11603
Published online: 10 December 2012

Charles Guest sends a postcard from New Orleans — a city still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina

While in the Deep South of the United States, I intended to study challenges for health and medicine in the Mississippi Delta; how Creole and Cajun histories would mix with the US at large. The immediate problem, however, was “Katrina fatigue” — the exhaustion in New Orleans that has accompanied the long recovery from one of the country’s deadliest and most damaging hurricanes.

  • Charles S Guest

  • Department of Global Health Systems and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, La, USA.


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