Suffering in the Land of Sunshine: A Los Angeles Illness Narrative (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

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The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient’s perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window into the experience of sickness.

A Los Angeles civic leader at the turn of the twentieth century, Willard is well known to historians of the West, but exclusively for his public life as a booster and reformer. Willard’s evocative story offers fresh insights into several critical issues, including how concepts of gender, class, and race shape patients’ representations of their illness, how expectations of cure affect the illness experience, how different cultures constrain the coping strategies of the sick, and why robust health is such an exalted value in certain societies.

 

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Emily K. Abel is a professor of health services and women's studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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In Abel's hands, Charles Willard's illness narrative becomes both a patient's account of his experience with tuberculosis in the years before antibiotics, and a text that reveals the complex interaction between gender, race, class, and illness in the construction of an individual's sense of self. (Arleen Marcia Tuchman author of Science Has No Sex: The Life of Marie Zakrzewska, M.D.)

Through the rich narrative of one man's encounter with tuberculosis, this book displays the difficulties and contradictions of living with a chronic disease, much of which can transcend the particular time and place to help us understand the individual and broader family and social experiences of living with illness. (Judith Walzer Leavitt University of Wisconsin, Madison)

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