Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of the Sick

Laurie Edwards talked about her book, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, in which she reports on… read more

Laurie Edwards talked about her book, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, in which she reports on the over 133 million Americans living with a chronic illness, who constitute three quarters of all health care spending. She spoke about the obstacles that the chronically ill face, including the limits of medicine, skepticism about many illnesses, and criticism that many have diseases that could be prevented. Laurie Edwards spoke at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts and responded to questions from the audience.. close

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Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of the Sick

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312438-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 5, 2013
Last Aired:
May 27, 2013

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  • May 05, 2013 | 8:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 11, 2013 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2013 | 9:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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