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"Bill Foege has been a source of great inspiration for me throughout my career. For anyone interested in public or global health, his book is absolutely fabulous. Filled with lively, engaging, and quotable anecdotes, it is a joy to read."

"Dr. Foege's account, which draws on his extensive experience with and deep understanding of watershed moments in public health, offers readers a penetrating look at history in the making. Highlighting lessons learned during his many years of association with the CDC, the book will provide students and scholars with valuable insight."

"There are few teachers as talented as Bill Foege. As comfortable quoting Voltaire and Democritus as the latest Lancet article or World Health Organization report, Bill is always clear in his thinking about how much the world has accomplished in improving health, as well as how much more we can do to alleviate human suffering."

"Bill Foege, a great storyteller, shares some of the most important stories for those in public health and all who care about the public’s health. The book is invaluable and can mentor those who have not had the privilege and good fortune of working with Dr. Foege."

"This ‘collection of stories’ by Bill Foege is a delightful view into many rich experiences of one of the world’s most exceptional and perceptive practitioners of public health. It is easy to read, often humorous, and filled with instructive insights into human nature, politics, and bureaucracy. Politicians and public health students could learn much from Foege’s wise observations."

"I would recommend the book to anyone interested in, or who works within, the field of public health. It is an excellent book that can be included on reading lists for public/global health modules."

"This insider's history of the politics, health processes, and management issues involved in maintaining and expanding the CDC's influence around the world should be required reading for anyone interested in public health on a global scale."

"By sharing real stories of infectious diseases that devastated populations and how Foege and his colleagues grew into the leaders that helped bring these epidemics under control, the book provides guidance and inspiration for current and future public health workforces. Although public health can be a thankless profession, through this memoir Foege reminds us how indispensable the field is for our world's future."

"Beautiful, wonderful, clear encouraging book"

The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor
My Years at the CDC
Publication Date: 1 May 2018
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 280 pages
Illustrations: 14 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421425290
Subject: Public Health