A History of the Present Illness

A History of the Present Illness

Louise Aronson


A background of the current disorder takes readers into missed lives within the neighborhoods, hospitals, and nursing houses of San Francisco, providing a deeply humane and incisive portrait of health and wellbeing and ailment in American this present day. An aged chinese language immigrant sacrifices his demented wife's health to his son's authority. a hectic Latina physician's eldest daughter's want for extra consciousness has disastrous outcomes. a tender veteran's accidents turn into a metaphor for the remainder of his existence. A homosexual health care professional learns very diverse classes approximately kin from his existence and his paintings, and a psychiatrist who advocates for the underserved could herself be loopy. jointly, those sincere and compassionate tales introduce a extraordinary new literary voice and supply a view of what it skill to be a physician and a sufferer not like something we have learn sooner than. within the culture of Oliver Sacks and Abraham Verghese, Aronson's writing is predicated on own event and addresses issues of present social relevance. Masterfully advised, A heritage of the current Illness explores the position of news in drugs and creates an international pulsating with existence, conversing truths approximately what makes us human.

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