Tag Archives: Taiwan

A confession from a patient of atopic dermatitis

Yen-Hsiang Wang Taipei, Taiwan   Photo by the author I am one of the ten to twenty percent of people in the world with atopic dermatitis. Allergies to environmental factors such as dust mites and certain foods contribute to this condition. Immune function is also an important factor, as evidenced by immunoglobulin E (IgE) and […]

Gifts of gratitude

Henry Bair Palo Alto, California, United States   Christ sits at the bedside of Jairus’s sickening daughter. Etching after G.C. von. Max. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY “It’s for you,” the old man said when his niece tried to hand Dr. Alba the large wrapped package. It was a gesture I was familiar with, though Dr. Alba […]