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Ian Whitmarsh on the ambiguities of asthma

The latest issue of The Lancet features a large section on asthma which includes a wonderful short essay by medical anthropologist Ian Whitmarsh, titled “Asthma and the value of contradictions.”  Whitmarsh, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF, recently published a monograph based on his fieldwork following …