As I look forward to Stanford's coming two-week winter closure, my mind has begun to wander towards all the winter reading I'll get to do. So thanks are in order to Carol Cruzan Morton of Vector blog, which is produced by Children's Hospital Boston, for her nice list of "biomedical page turners." A sample:
Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA, by Maryn McKenna (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010). Earning her nickname, Scary Disease Girl, McKenna investigates the global epidemic of drug-resistant staph infection. A former beat reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, McKenna interweaves life-shattering accounts of the flesh-eating bacteria in men, women and children with the short and sobering history of MRSA and lays the pending crises at our feet.
A couple of Morton's recommendations are likely to make it onto my iPad - and her list is my recommended reading for today.