Tag: Heart disease

Running on Borrowed Life by Marie Kofod Svensson

Marie Kofod Svensson , April 12th, 2021

On a cold January afternoon in 2018, 18-year-old Sara locates me in the crowd at the train station. Together we take the bus to her home in a…


Chronic living against all odds in Honduras by Nancy Worthington

Nancy Worthington , April 12th, 2021

Yesenia was born with congenital heart disease in 2000, a time in Honduras when heart defects meant certain, if not sudden, death for most children. Owing to surgical…


David S. Jones’s “Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care” by Jennifer Fraser

Jennifer Fraser , December 5th, 2016

Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care by David S. Jones The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 336 pages.   My first encounter with David S. Jones’ Broken…