Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 October 2009

272 Pages | 15 halftone illustrations


ISBN: 9780199237951

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Asthma: The Biography

Mark Jackson

Biographies of Disease

  • Fascinating mixture of cultural history and the development of medicine
  • Leading historian author
  • Asthma is a familiar and rapidly growing disease today, due to reach epidemic proportions, so highly topical, but its history is not familiar
  • Begins with the case history of a famous sufferer - Marcel Proust
  • Part of the Biographies of Diseases series, edited by William and Helen Bynum