'Outbreak in the Village. A Family Doctor's Lifetime Study of Whooping cough.'
I have written a book for general readers about my investigation of whooping cough while working as a family doctor and raising a family in a village in central England. It spans over 40 years and I tell the story as it happened.
It is now available as an eBook or in hardcover.
It can be ordered from various outlets and I have the links here to Springer shop UK,
It can be ordered through any Amazon outlet in hardback or Kindle version.
and Amazon UK
A lot of the information in the book can be seen at my website www.whoopingcough.net
The story chronicles a time when whooping cough came back after an anti-vaccine scare, then settled down. The developed world thought it had disappeared but it had not gone at all, as I proved. I had to set up a website to help people get diagnosed because their own doctor never did! When tests came along to confirm it more easily, these cases that had been there all along were ‘found’, causing a lot of confusion. People think it has come back, but is hasn’t really, it never completely went away.