Press-clips catch-up: Neurotribes, Mom Power, and the History of Vaccines

March 12th, 2011 → 3:40 pm @

As I said in my post detailing some of the events I’ve been involved with over the past week, I haven’t had a lot of time to update my site; as a result, here’s a catch-all post featuring some of the interviews and articles about The Panic Virus that have run recently. (more…)

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Chang and Eng, the Brothers Quay, and a giant human colon

March 3rd, 2011 → 10:45 am @

It’s been a busy couple of days, and as I result I’ve half-started about a dozen posts that now will likely never see the (virtual) light of day. On Tuesday morning, Paul Offit and I were guests on WHYY’s Radio Times, on Tuesday evening, Dr. Offit and I spoke at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, which was sponsored by the College’s History of Vaccines program. (Sometime soon, a video of an interview with the College’s director, Dr. George Wohlreich, will be posted on the medical society’s YouTube channel.)

There’s plenty to report about all of the above, but I feel compelled to at least briefly bow to the genius that is The Mutter Museum, a sort of cabinet of medical/anthropological curiosities housed within the College’s headquarters in downtown Philadelphia. It’s awesome. (more…)

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Q: What do Paul Offit and infant formula have in common? A: Jay Gordon's Twitter feed

December 29th, 2010 → 1:42 pm @

Earlier this morning, Jay Gordon, who is perhaps best known as the pediatrician who supported Jenny McCarthy in her belief that the MMR vaccine had contributed to her son’s autism, posted the following tweet: (more…)

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