Victoria Candy’s new e-book, SLOW MEDICINE, is on sale now!
For readers of Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Turns into Air, a clinical “web page-turner” that strains one physician’s “outstanding adventure to the essence of drugs” (The San Francisco Chronicle).
San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Health facility is the remaining almshouse within the united states, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s Lodge) that cared for the unwell within the Center A while. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves—“any person who had fallen, or, frequently, leapt, onto laborious occasions” and wanted prolonged hospital treatment—ended up right here. So did Victoria Candy, who got here for 2 months and stayed for two decades.
Laguna Honda, slightly low-tech however human-paced, gave Candy the chance to follow a type of attentive medication that has nearly vanished. Step by step, where remodeled the best way she understood her paintings. Along the up to date view of the frame as a device to be fastened, her abnormal sufferers evoked an older thought, of the frame as a lawn to be tended. God’s Lodge tells their tale and the tale of the Health facility itself, which, as potency professionals, politicians, and designers descended, made up our minds to show it right into a up to date “well being care facility,” found out its personal sudden truths in regards to the essence, price, and price of taking good care of the frame and the soul.