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Book Title: A History of the Present Illness: Stories|
The size of the: 31.60 MB
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: January 1st 2013
ISBN 13: 9781620400081
The author of the book: Louise Aronson
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books A History of the Present Illness: Stories:"A History of the Present Illness" takes readers into overlooked lives in the neighborhoods, hospitals, and nursing homes of San Francisco, offering a deeply humane and incisive portrait of health and illness in American today. An elderly Chinese immigrant sacrifices his demented wife's well-being to his son's authority. A busy Latina physician's eldest daughter's need for more attention has disastrous consequences. A young veteran's injuries become a metaphor for the rest of his life. A gay doctor learns very different lessons about family from his life and his work, and a psychiatrist who advocates for the underserved may herself be crazy. Together, these honest and compassionate stories introduce a striking new literary voice and provide a view of what it means to be a doctor and a patient unlike anything we've read before.In the tradition of Oliver Sacks and Abraham Verghese, Aronson's writing is based on personal experience and addresses topics of current social relevance. Masterfully told, "A History of the Present Illness expl"ores the role of stories in medicine and creates a world pulsating with life, speaking truths about what makes us human.
Read information about the authorLouise Aronson is a writer and a doctor whose work appears in literary magazines, newspapers, and medical journals, including Narrative Magazine, the Bellevue Literary Review, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New England Journal and Lancet. She is Professor of Medicine at the University of California where she does Housecalls, directs the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center and UCSF Medical Humanities, and leads the Public Medical Writing curriculum. Her first book, A History of the Present Illness, was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham and Chautauqua awards.
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