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Warning: This post was published more than 5 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

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This is a brilliant Wired feature about a relatively recent outbreak of anthrax amongst intravenous drug users in Glasgow, and Health Protection Scotland’s subsequent investigation. The fact that I loved this article so much is certainly influence by my job as a Public Health doctor, but I think most people will have at least some interest in this fascinating case.

This 1,751st post was filed under: Weekend Reads.






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