Infectious: A doctor’s eye-opening insights into contagious diseases
Paperback | Apr 2016 | NewSouth | 9781742234595 | 320pp | 210x135mm | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99
A woman’s innocuous cold symptoms mask a debilitating rare tick infection. A young man develops shingles then suffers blinding head pain later in life. After years of frustration, a family eradicates head lice forever.
Infectious follows on from Frank Bowden’s 2011 Gone Viral but deals much more with everyday infectious diseases - the flu, colds, sore throats and head lice.
It also tackles topical and critical issues in modern medical practice - the emergence of antibiotic resistance, the Ebola epidemic, the Lyme Disease controversy and the causes of chronic fatigue.
Praise for Gone Viral
‘Witty, engaging and poignant’ — Fiona Capp, the Age
‘An excellent storyteller’ — Leigh Dayton, the Australian
‘A wonderful communicator, but also a skilled educator and visionary medical professional’ — Catriona Ooi, Royal Australian College of Physicians News
Listen to Frank Bowden in conversation with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio