Outbreak in the Village

Front cover of 'Outbreak in the Village'

'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

Springer shop USA 

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.

Douglas Jenkinson

Registered medical practitioner in the United Kingdom since 1967. Worked in Africa in the 1970s. Spent most of career in General Practice in Keyworth near Nottingham. Was also a part-time lecturer in General Practice at Nottingham Medical School. Became engaged in post graduate education and research into asthma and whooping cough. Acknowledged expert on clinical whooping cough and awarded doctorate after many publications.

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