Carlo Urbani, an Italian doctor and microbiologist, made history as the first person to identify and classify Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) or atypical pneumonia during its outbreak between 2002 and 2003. Tragically, he succumbed to the same disease on March 29th, 2003, while working in Bangkok. Two decades later, this book aims to recount the story of the “SARS doctor” to younger generations. Urbani’s legacy lives on through the continued efforts of his friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who have carried on his work and the protocol he established.
Part 1. Sicily, Castelplanio, and the World
Part 2. Growth, Studies, Friends, and Commitment
Part 3. From Adventure to Work
Part 4. Missions Abroad
Part 5. Twenty Years of AICU .
Part 6. Carlo’s Legacy .
Journalist since 1982, collaborates with the Italian daily newspaper Avvenire and weekly magazine Famiglia Cristiana. From 1987 to 2022 he worked in the editorial staff of TGR Rai. He has made reports on the Balkan wars, on the Middle East and on Africa. His latest titles published with Paoline is Frate Mago. Annunciare il Vangelo con gioia (2019). Since 2021 he has been the national president of the UCSI (Italian Catholic Union Press).
Juang Tian Ruei
Born in 1995 in Clusone, Italy. He attended the Sir James Henderson British School of Milan and was admitted to the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi of Milan, specialising in classical piano, where he competed in several musical competitions during his studies. He is enrolled in the MA course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. His previous translation works include the book Doctor Without Borders—Portrait of Carlo Urbani (2018) by Lucia Bellaspiga.