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Empty Desk: Asthma Strikes Hard at Fourth Grade

By Henry Ehrlich A few Saturdays ago my phone rang. It was the tearful voice of a friend, an educator, telling me that a student had died the night before from an asthma exacerbation. She had spent time with this child during the day. He seemed to have a lot on his mind. The first […]

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Wheeze Softly: Teddy Roosevelt’s Asthma Reconsidered

By Henry Ehrlich Did Rome fall because Romans drank out of pewter cups that contained lead? Was Mozart poisoned by a jealous, second-rate composer? Was Abraham Lincoln bipolar? J. Edgar Hoover—was he or wasn’t he? I enjoy stories that reexamine history through a contemporary lens. That’s why I was drawn to an article recently in […]

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