Catching My Breath: An Asthmatic Explores His Illnessby Tim Brookes
The first book to give serious attention to the social roots of asthma & raises profound questions about our attitudes toward illness. Brookes surveys the dubious history of asthma treatments & consults 5 doctors, who offer 5 conflicting explanations for his asthma attack; tries alternative medicine treatments; navigates the treacherous waters of insurance companies, & even consults a psychic. He also finds that the politics of health are intertwined with the politics of rich & poor. It would be impossible to imagine a more compelling version of what it is like to lose your breath. Any asthmatic who reads this book will recognize its authenticity.
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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