Listen to the latest episode of WGBH's Innovation Overload podcast for my discussion with Kara Miller.
Thank you to the Los Angeles Times for its wonderful review of The Remedy!
In 2005, when I was mulling going back to school for my Masters in Public Health, my father sent me a recent copy of the New England Journal of Medicine with a special section on “Medical Detectives.” There were two stories that were especially compelling: the first was a tribute to Berton Roueche, a wonderful writer for the New Yorker in the 1950s and 1960s, who specialized in ride-alongs with the New York City Department of Health epidemiology squad. His stories read like a sort of tweedy version of CSI, and the collections, especially 11 Blue Men, were favorites in the Goetz household.
The other story in that issue of NEJM concerned an odd coincidence between
In the latest issue of WIRED, I talk with Caitlin Roper about the importance of Robert Koch, the role of germ theory in changing public behavior and how Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle fits into this. Head on over to WIRED to read the full interview.
"The Remedy deftly combines a strong narrative with a great overview of the rapid development of science and medicine, making it a very strong read for both Holmesians and those with an interest in the history of medicine."
Many thanks to Deborah Hopkinson at BookPage for her excellent review of The Remedy.
Thank you to the Washington Independent Review of Books, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall and the Boston Globe for their reviews of The Remedy.
Tuberculosis was once the most feared disease on earth. In the 19th century, effectively every man, woman and child carried TB. One in four died of it.
Today, TB is curable, but efforts to find, treat and cure everyone are insufficient. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, 3 million don't get the treatment they need.
I've been following the #WorldTBDay conversation today and wanted to share highlights from the many dedicated organizations working to end this horrible disease.
I was honored to be interviewed for the TEDMED Blog Visionary Series and to discuss my work as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the Flip the Clinic and Visualizing Health projects.