Tag Archives: respiratory illness

The curative value of pork

Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Photo of a Swedish pig farmer. Gustav Heurlin. From Allers Familj-journal. 1909. Via Wikimedia. The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. — Voltaire   My mother told me the story that when I was a few months old I developed some sort of respiratory […]

Breathless: philosophical lessons from respiratory illness

Havi Carel United Kingdom   It is 12:28. I have just parked my car in a lucky empty space just outside my office. I have a meeting at 12:30. I am texting with one hand and feeling for my inhaler in my coat pocket with the other. I pull the inhaler out, place it in […]