Although the technical recounting of the eradication program is at times overly detailed for the general reader, the book provides valuable lessons for anyone interested in global health or the management of large and complex multinational projects. Those seeking a balanced, objective treatment of smallpox-related issues should look elsewhere, however. Henderson pulls no punches in assigning credit or blame where he considers it due and in conveying strong personal views on a variety of controversial topics. The book weaves Hendersons personal history with that of the smallpox virus. An Ohio native, he attended Oberlin College and then went to medical school at the University of Rochester. In 1955, he was drafted for two years of military service and offered a position with the Epidemic Intelligence service of the communicable disease center (cdc later renamed the centers for Disease control and Prevention. Although Henderson had no particular interest in infectious diseases, tracking down outbreaks sounded more interesting than doing routine physicals, so he accepted the offer. At the cdc, he was trained in shoe leather epidemiology, or the investigation of epidemics by collecting data and interviewing patients.
Book, review : Unorthodox, daylight Atheism
A pox on smallpox, smallpox—The death of a disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a worldwide killer. Amherst, ny: Prometheus books, 2009, 334. Tucker, smallpox is a severe viral disease that claimed hundreds of millions of lives during the course of history. A uniquely human affliction, it killed a third of its victims and left the survivors disfigured with pockmarks and sometimes blind. From 1966 to 1977, a global vaccination campaign under the auspices of the world health Organization (WHO) eradicated smallpox from the planet in write one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Since then, the absence of the disease has saved an estimated 60 million lives. In a dark irony, however, eradication created a new vulnerability with respect to the potential use of the smallpox virus as a biological weapon. Smallpox—The death of a disease is an authoritative behind-the-scenes history of smallpox eradication and its aftermath. Physician who directed the global campaign. At its best, hendersons memoir is a compelling human story about overcoming adversity in pursuit of a noble cause. The reader vicariously experiences the deep emotional lows and exhilarating highs of participating in a hugely presentation ambitious international effort whose ultimate success depended on the vision, dedication, and teamwork of a relatively small group of individuals.
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I loved Theo, his tenacity, his refusal to give up on Aster, no matter how exasperating she could be, and his common sense. He may seem a little unorthodox for a hero, but I thought he was pretty darned sexy. His determination solves the mystery of why his family has been so accident prone and opens the door for Aster to make peace within herself. If you are looking for a light, humorous, slightly quirky, historical romance, with a slight paranormal tint, something a little off the beaten path, with a zany true cast of characters, then look no further. I for one found this one to be a refreshing reprieve from the standard historical romance we see far too many of today, and i applaud the authors very vivid imagination. This series has a lot of potential, and Im excited to see where it will go from here. I think duncan deserves some face time so hopefully his story will be next.
There was a loss of control a few times, what with too many threads going on at once, and the burden of introducing the cast of characters we hope to follow as the series progresses, which made the story a tad too busy at times. This is a problem many first in a series books grapple with, but usually by the third installment, the stories have become much more cohesive. So, even though it was a little uneven and rocky on occasion, i enjoyed it, and intend to proceed with the series. Aster is more complex than one might think upon first glance. She believes she is doing the right thing for her family by staying away from them, and by avoiding marriage and children. She has resigned herself to this lot in life, dedicating her time to helping orphans and speaking out against child labor, and studying her charts. But, underneath her light, slightly flaky demeanor, is a sad person who believes herself responsible for every bad thing that happens to those closest to her. Theo, a socially awkward, introverted scientist, finds himself way out his element, having to deal with people and cows, and potential brides, and struggles mightily with the responsibilities that have been thrust upon him, but with Asters help and advice he manages to get. But, his biggest challenge is in convincing Aster she is not to blame for everything that goes wrong, and that the two of them belong together.
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After reading a few darker toned novels, this book essay was exactly what I needed. An astrologer and an astronomer? Well, stranger things have happened. Aster goes about predicting, based on her zodiac charts, dire gloom and doom, earning her the moniker of The prophetess of doom. When she realizes the king and the marquess of Ashford are in danger, she feels it is her duty to warn the family. However, the only ives brother around is Theo, the presumptive marquess, and he basically shrugs off Asters warnings. But, when Theos brother, duncan, barely survives a horrible accident, Theo wonders if perhaps he should take heed to Asters charts, after all.
Suddenly burdened with all of Duncans duties, Theo believes finding a wife to help him organize his estate and lands, a task he apparently cant seem to get a handle on, is just want he needs. So, he goes to Aster for advice, and she agrees to help him find a suitable match. But, this task proves to be a monumental undertaking, made even more difficult by Theos wish to marry her. I actually, had a lot of fun with this story, enjoying the whimsical quality to it, and all the quirky characters, and of course of all those animals, especially the spaniels! However, i do have to be completely honest, and confess this book does have a few issues.
I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinions in any way. Advertisements, published, july 2, 2014). About the book: As an astrologer, lady azenor dougall sadly realizes her stars are a danger to her beloved siblings and has banished herself from her Scots home. As the malcolm family librarian, she dutifully creates zodiac charts for her often eccentric and mysterious relations—until the day she realizes a dire conjunction of planets spells a fatal threat in a distant branch of the family. Lord Theophilus ives, heir presumptive to the marquess of Ashford, earl of ives and Wystan, is a dedicated astronomer who has perfected a telescope capable of seeing beyond Saturns moons.
Living in an all-male family that distrusts the women who regularly abandon them, Theo is undaunted by the tumult of his life—until the day the luscious Lady azenor arrives to warn them that the marquess is in danger. Can Aster, the Prophetess of doom, convince a laughing disbeliever of peril? And what are the chances she can escape the fate her stars predict if she lingers too long in Lord Theos enthralling company? My review: Magic in the Stars by, patricia rice, my rating: 4 of 5 stars. Magic in the Stars by patricia rice is a 2016 book view Café publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Occasionally, a mood will strike me, and I will start to crave something unusual, fun, quirky, and most of all original.
Utopia for realists by rutger Bregman review
They were very anecdotal. But I have to say: some of the anecdotes were really funny and/or interesting. There was a really unexpected twist near the end, i didnt really enjoy the twist too much because i felt it added to some of the stereotyping. At any story rate, it did make me jump! Although it is a bit subliminal, there is some good comment about medical training thesis and the things that happen in the medical community, which I loved reading as they tend to be brushed under the carpet. So, you see why i dont think this was a good match for me although it does have some great points. I do think there is promise in this novel but I would love to see it more edited and polished.
very glaring, very often. I know it was intended as part of the historical setting, but the racism/sexism/old-boy camaraderie really put me off. I guess it just felt so blatant. I dont know, but it was the part that made this most difficult for. Perhaps also because i still encounter a lot of these elements in my training and so it was uncomfortable and a bit close to home. Finally, i felt that the plot lacked direction and Wolfe lacked agency as a character. It was more a chronicle of Wolfes various rotations and the things that happened to him.
Unfortunately, i guess the book and student I were a bad match (it has a lot of really stellar reviews. I struggled to get my feelings together about it, so i decided to do a bit of visual organization, inspired by kelleys review of, the murder Complex. (Hers is way better. Im still learning to do this stuff.). Click for clearer image, in addition to the premise being a fantastic idea (everybody always writes about the passionate doctors, yawn i love hearing about medical training in years gone. I always try to get my supervisors to talk about their med school days. So i loved that aspect of the book. The biggest problem, essentially, comes down to the fact that I think the novel really just needed a good editor.
Music, review : "
Addison Wolfe never wanted to business be a physician. He wanted to be an astronaut, and went to medical school as a roundabout way of achieving. But his plans backfire when nasa turns him down and he has to complete his internship at University hospital in Jacksonville. He faces a daunting year of learning the ins and outs of being a doctor, while juggling his colleagues, his love-life and the evil Director of Medical Education. I was offered an e-copy. The reluctant Intern by its author, bill Yancey. I always jump at the opportunity to read books by medical doctors, and I was very intrigued by a book with a main character who really doesnt want to be a doctor. Its unorthodox, but doesnt it immediately sound like a cool story?