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Keyworth study of whooping cough
Who is Dr Doug Jenkinson?
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I am Dr Doug Jenkinson, a retired family doctor in England who has studied whooping
cough in the general population for 40 years. I qualified at
Liverpool Medical School in 1967 and worked in hospitals in England and Zambia
until 1974 when I joined a General Medical Practice in Keyworth, 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.
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.
D. Br Med J 1978;ii:577-8.
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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