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Approaching invisible illness

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Science  11 Jun 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6547, pp. 1157
DOI: 10.1126/science.abi6919

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Anyone who has an invisible illness: Emily Abel sees you. Abel knows the dual anguish of suffering from an invisible illness and of responding to people who fail to fully recognize this suffering. For decades, she experienced persistent fatigue and intense shame about it. In Sick and Tired, Abel comes to terms with this shame through a personal history of "cultural values" in modern white America.

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