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Caption: An asthma patient's lung function is measured with a computerized spirometer at a pulmonologist's office in India. David Van Sickle, an honorary associate fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, says that, to avoid stigma, Indian physicians sometimes diagnose asthma as "wheezy bronchitis." Van Sickle studies asthma and the relationship between culture and medicine.
Photo: David Van Sickle, 2002
Date: 2002
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Caption: The epidemic of chronic respiratory disease in India has spurred physicians to open specialized clinics focused on asthma and allergy, says David Van Sickle, an honorary associate fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. For social and economic reasons, doctors avoid using the term "asthma," says Van Sickle, who studies asthma and the relationship between culture and medicine.
Photo: David Van Sickle, 2002
Date: 2002
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