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The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient’s perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window into the experience of sickness.

A Los Angeles civic leader at the turn of the twentieth century, Willard is well known to historians of the West, but exclusively for his public life as a booster and reformer. Willard’s evocative story offers fresh insights into several critical issues, including how concepts of gender, class, and race shape patients’ representations of their illness, how expectations of cure affect the illness experience, how different cultures constrain the coping strategies of the sick, and why robust health is such an exalted value in certain societies.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813539003
Author:
Abel, Emily
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Abel, Emily K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Tuberculosis
Subject:
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary -- history.
Subject:
History, 19th Century - Los Angeles
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties

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