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April 2021: Puswhisperer 5

April 2021: Puswhisperer 5

About the Book

A fifth volume of infectious disease clinical pearls covering the common (influenza, staph) to the rare: rare bacteria in common locations, common bacteria in rare locations, and one-of-a-kind diagnostic dilemmas that in some cases are never fully resolved. Following Pasteur’s dictum that “the microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything,” Crislip introduces […]

Available Now: Going to MARS

Available Now: Going to MARS

About the Book

The McGill Arctic Research Station on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut has been operating continuously since 1960, and its name is more than a coincidence: this outpost at 79º26′ North latitude is about as close as we can get to Mars on Earth. Getting there, living there, and doing research there are all […]

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Sydney C. Harland (1891-1982) was a botanist of great creative ability, whose work helped form the basis for the Green Revolution, increasing crop yields and averting famine in the Third World. He titled his autobiography “Nine Lives” because his career led him to jobs in nine different countries in the Caribbean, […]

Reflections on Black History, Parts 1 & 2

Reflections on Black History, Parts 1 & 2

Thomas C. Fleming (1907-2006) was a legendary African American journalist in San Francisco whose career spanned 61 years, from World War II until the year before his death. A gifted storyteller with an uncanny memory, he began writing his memoirs in his late 80s as a series of columns for the Black Press of America. […]

Available now: Puswhisperer4

Available now: Puswhisperer4

Mark Crislip returns with more surprises from our microbial overlords. In his 30 years of practice he’s seen rare bacteria, common bacteria, common bacteria in rare places, complications you can’t name and stories that will make you scrub your hands until they’re raw and char your food until it’s in cinders. Mycobacteria that cause skin […]

Available Now: Marrow Me

Available Now: Marrow Me

MARROW ME: One Man’s Entrance into the Merry World of Multiple Myeloma.

 

MARROW ME is written with stark beauty and unflinching candor, filled with equal parts grace and horror as a writer at the height of his powers — even while pharmaceutically challenged — shines a light on this increasingly common human condition. Multiple […]

Available Now: Antarctica Becomes Her

Available Now: Antarctica Becomes Her

Bitingduck Press proudly announces its first photography book for November 2019, intended as part of an Extreme Latitude series featuring research in the Arctic and Antarctic, the scientists who work there, the science they do, and the everyday existence lived in uninhabited regions of the planet under the midnight sun.

These illustrated books are for […]

Available now: Puswhisperer III

Available now: Puswhisperer III

An entirely new compendium of clinical tales from Mark Crislip, MD, the “Puswhisperer.” As in his previous collections, Puswhisperer I and II, Puswhisperer III provides clinical gems from a decades-long practice in infectious disease. From flu to staph to Legionnaire’s to tuberculosis, HIV, and a few zebras, Puswhisperer will test your diagnostic acumen and ensure […]

Available Now! Flies in the Ointment

Available Now! Flies in the Ointment

Essays on Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM) by an infectious disease physician.

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A carefully selected and edited compendium of the best of Dr. Mark Crislip (the Puswhisperer)’s blog posts from sciencebasedmedicine.org. The sections have been edited for redundancy, updated for 2017, and classified into themes.

Supplements and Complementary and […]

Watch Your Mouth – Available Now!

Watch Your Mouth – Available Now!

Watch Your Mouth! Discover What’s Alive Inside

BDP’s first children’s book and first illustrated color book, coming in electronic and print versions

Right now billions and billions of fungi, bacteria and viruses are coating your tongue, scumming up your teeth and flavoring your breath. There are more microbes in your mouth than there are people […]

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