Saturday, May 29, 2010
Book Review: Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service by Mark Pendergrast
Book: Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service by Mark Pendergrast
About: Pendergrast tells stories of the Center for Disease Control's Epidemic Intelligence Service. The EIS officers travel around the world combating and solving epidemics.
Pros: Fascinating book with a great mix of tales about a variety of locations and diseases.
Cons: Awful organization: It's arranged chronologically so it goes from topic to topic alot. Arranging it by country or disease type would have improved the reader's experience. Far too many "see pages xxx-xxx" footnotes. No in-text cites.