The Irony of Disease

  • David A. SchwartzEmail author


I was born with club feet. My mother was young and scared; my father was just starting out as an accountant in New York City making $30 a week. They had just moved into a small house in the suburbs of Long Island, and routine health insurance did not exist. They were shocked that I was less than perfect, but there I was. It was 1953.


Testicular Cancer Club Foot Chemistry Teacher Sputum Specimen High School Chemistry 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and ImmunologyCenter for Genes, Environment, and Health, National Jewish HealthDenverUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and ImmunologyUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA

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