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The Resource A family history of illness : memory as medicine, Brett L. Walker

A family history of illness : memory as medicine, Brett L. Walker

Label
A family history of illness : memory as medicine
Title
A family history of illness
Title remainder
memory as medicine
Statement of responsibility
Brett L. Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this deeply personal narrative, Brett L. Walker sets out to construct a history of his body and family health in an effort of better understanding his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder in 2010. While succumbing to pneumonia and a plural effusion in an Intensive Care Unit, a doctor's simple question, 'Do you have a family history of illness?' launched Walker's investigation into his and his family's medical past. The final product represents a startlingly fresh way to view the role of history in understanding our physical selves and, in the broader sense, the communities where we live. In his family's history, Walker discovers something far more valuable than a predisposition to an immunological disorder. He concludes that family stories are what shape us and color our world. Walker's relationship with rural life on a Montana wheat and barley farm are what he continues to rehearse in his own imagination. He discovers that family is at the root of identity and values. Without ties to a family history, we are like wheat waving in the wind. This, he concludes, is the more lasting lesson of history. Walker submits that, at a time when only the present seems to matter, we must renew our interest in the past, or risk misunderstanding our selves and the world around us"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Brett L.
Dewey number
920.009786
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.W24518
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Brett L
  • Walker, Brett L
  • Walker, Brett L
  • Immunologic diseases
  • Genetic disorders
  • Families
  • History
  • Memory
  • Farm life
  • Montana
Label
A family history of illness : memory as medicine, Brett L. Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nightmares -- Immunodeficiencies -- Modalities -- Proteins -- Phenotypes -- Histories -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780295743035
Lccn
2017028010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn992688950
  • (OCoLC)992688950
  • 2155716
Label
A family history of illness : memory as medicine, Brett L. Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nightmares -- Immunodeficiencies -- Modalities -- Proteins -- Phenotypes -- Histories -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780295743035
Lccn
2017028010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn992688950
  • (OCoLC)992688950
  • 2155716

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