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Epidemiology Superheroes

Liz Borkowski writes: Mark Pendergrast’s Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service is a fast-paced tour through nearly six decades of epidemiology achievements by this relatively small program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a fast and fascinating read, and its episodic structure makes it an easy…

Inside the Outbreaks

Mark Pendergrast writes: To kick off this book club discussion of Inside the Outbreaks, I thought I would explain briefly how I came to write the book and then suggest some possible topics for discussion. The origin of the book goes back to an email I got in 2004 from my old high school and…

Before writing Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta native Mark Pendergrast authored a history of another of the city’s cornerstone institutions, the Coca-Cola company, in addition to a history of coffee and two other books. Pendergrast graduated from Harvard with a degree in English literature before receiving his…

What’s that rumbling sound?

Is it distant thunder? A passing freight train? World Cup fans celebrating a goal? Nope…that’s the sound of the ScienceBlogs Book Club becoming active again! It’s been awhile since we hosted a Book Club discussion here on the blog – not since Paul Offitt’s Autism’s False Prophets back in 2008 – but we thought it…