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Outbreak in the Village

A Family Doctor's Lifetime Study of Whooping Cough

Authors: Jenkinson, Douglas

  • A mysterious disease, a public health failure, an investigation forty-five years in the making
  • Presents an engaging account of a physician-researcher's historic medical investigation and life's work
  • Appeals to casual readers and medical professionals alike, seamlessly blending narrative with facts and research techniques
  • Proves that working in family medicine needn't come at the expense of a fulfilling research career, rather it can inspire one
  • Explores the modern history of whooping cough and highlights the necessity of vaccination 
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About this book

Outbreak in the Village is a fascinating account of the personal and professional journey of Dr. Doug Jenkinson, physician and researcher. Over the course of four decades in practice, Jenkinson traces the reemergence of whooping cough in the developed world, using his practice in the idyllic English countryside as a clinical control group. Keeping meticulous notes and indulging an itch to investigate, he explores one of history's most enigmatic and pervasive diseases.
Jenkinson relates the tale of his life's work amid winsome anecdotes, relevant history, and practical advice. Told in an amiable, engaging voice with an expert balance of levity and earnestness, this story will charm casual readers interested in medical history and memoir, as well as doctors and researchers who identify with the experiences and may benefit from the research and techniques employed. Readers will find themselves in the examination room beside Jenkinson as the investigation unfolds, learning about the nature of the illness and the sweeping detrimental effects of an anti-vaccination campaign.
An intriguing memoir about a mysterious illness, a public health failure, and one doctor's quest for clarity, Outbreak in the Village is a tale of perseverance and objectivity sure to delight and inform. 

About the authors

Douglas Jenkinson was brought up on the Wirral peninsula in north-west England and attended Calday Grange Grammar school. He graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 1967. After three years in junior posts in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, he went to Zambia with his family where he spent three years doing general medical duties, obstetrics and gynecology, and neonatal pediatrics. There he discovered his love of research. He returned to the UK in 1973 to join a General Medical Practice partnership in rural Nottinghamshire where, in 1977, he investigated a large outbreak of whooping cough and was the first in 30 years to confirm the benefit of pertussis immunisation. He became a part-time lecturer in General Practice at Nottingham Medical School in 1979, and in 1988 with Professor Idris Williams, set up the first M.Med.Sci. course. He researched and published papers on asthma in addition to whooping cough and sat on the Medical Advisory Committee to the Asthma Society and Friends of the Asthma Research Council. He contributed to textbooks on asthma and child health. He was awarded a doctorate for his whooping cough research in 1996 and continued to research whooping cough after he retired from Keyworth Medical practice in 2011. He has a popular website to help patients with whooping cough get a diagnosis.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Outbreak in the Village
Book Subtitle
A Family Doctor's Lifetime Study of Whooping Cough
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45485-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45485-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45484-5
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 190
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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