Do you like a good mystery or are you a budding public health geek looking for some summer reading?   Look no further than Medical Detectives by Berton Roueche.  It’s a book with dozens of real-life public health short stories and mysteries (they all get solved).   The stories include fascinating cases of cyanosis traced to a particular salt shaker, investigations of people that suddenly turned orange, and a mysterious outbreak of pesticide poisonings linked back to a batch of blue jeans.  When I first read the book in the 80’s, I abruptly turned my career toward public health.