Literary Nonfiction. Health & Wellness. California Interest. Infections are inevitable. They can be common, rare, or bizarre. Infectious disease doctors often get consulted for the unusual or diagnostically challenging cases in the hospital, what are called "Great Cases." Infectious diseases are also connected to all aspects of human behavior, culture, and history. Why did the Bush-Gore election result in an ulcerating skin parasite? Why has global warming resulted in increased infectious diarrhea? How does a cat parasite in the brain make you a terrible driver? Why do people erroneously think 98.6 is normal body temperature? What do mummified head lice say about human migration to the Americas? All of these questions and more are considered in the PUSWHISPERER, a collection of a year's worth of Medscape blog posts that has been edited and reorganized for a lay audience. Fully referenced, the book makes an excellent teaching tool for students in the sciences or humanities.
Mark Crislip has been practicing Infectious Diseases in Portland, Oregon since 1990. He writes for Medscape, with a popular blog entitled Rubor, Dolor, Calor, Tumor. He is an editor and writer for the Science-Based Medicine blog averaging over a million page views a month. He edited a 12 volume e-book collection of the SBM blog entries, available on Amazon, Nook and iTunes. He produces three highly rated medical podcasts, the Puscast, Gobbet o' Pus and the Quackcast which won the People's Choice Podcast Award for best Health and Fitness podcast three years in a row. He produces the The ID Compendium, a popular Infectious Disease iPhone/Android reference application. He is also the President of the Society for Science-Based Medicine.Author City: HAPPY VALLEY, OR USA