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Who is Dr Doug Jenkinson?
I am Dr Doug Jenkinson, a recently (June 2011) retired family doctor in England who has studied whooping
cough in the general population for over 35 years. I qualified at
Liverpool Medical School in 1967. I worked in hospitals in England and Zambia
until 1974 when I joined a General Medical Practice in Nottingham. I was a lecturer in General Practice at
Nottingham Medical School 1979-94 and I was awarded a doctorate for my work on whooping
cough by the University of Nottingham in 1996.I have researched and written
extensively on this subject and others in medical journals and books. I worked in a UK General Medical
Practice from 1974 to 2011. In this practice I personally studied over 700
cases of whooping cough, and my special expertise is in the clinical diagnosis of this condition which most doctors
have difficulty diagnosing.
If you have a questions
about whooping cough you think I can answer please email me
qualifications and status
Douglas Jenkinson MB ChB DM
FRCGP DObstRCOG DCH
I am now retired from active medical practice. I am registered with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom, number
published work on whooping cough includes the following most relevant papers
of whooping cough in general practice.
Whooping cough: what proportion of cases is notified in an epidemic? Jenkinson D. Br
Med J 1983;287:185-6.
search for subclinical infection during a small outbreak of whooping
clinical diagnosis. Jenkinson D, Pepper JD. J R Coll Gen Pract
of effectiveness of pertussis vaccine: evidence from a ten year community
study. Jenkinson D. Br Med J 1988;296:612-4.
Natural course of 500 consecutive cases of whooping
cough: a general practice population study. Jenkinson D. Br Med J
Increase in pertussis may be due to increased recognition and diagnosis. Jenkinson D. BMJ 2012;345;e5463
Click here to read the original paper on the natural course of whooping cough (1995)
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