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‘Brain On Fire’ – Doctors Successfully Treat Child With Mystery Illness

The child suffered from anti-NMDAR (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor) encephalitis, a rare and difficult to diagnose brain dysfunction. Blood plasma exchanges helped a 5-year-old with a rare autoimmune disease recover. The prognosis for the sick child, who had not responded to conventional treatment, was grim. Nonetheless, a group of doctors at Rutgers University believed there might be …

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The Picture of Health: New Books on Health and Health Care

The Picture of Health: New Books on Health and Health Care

Ddepression. Addiction. Terminal illness. Pain. These are difficult subjects, and graphic narratives can communicate their nuances by using illustrations to support, or even replace, the text. “There’s an immediacy to comics that can make these subjects more enjoyable, engaging, or understandable,” says Eric Reynolds, vice president and associate editor at Fantagraphics, whose catalog includes several …

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