After a lengthy, expensive, and invasive process, I received a diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a hard to pronounce and fairly rare — but increasingly common — chronic allergic disorder. Hesitant to accept a lifelong diagnosis and the sick person’s role I imagined would come with it, I asked my physician what would happen if… Read more →
Posts by Author: Hannah Fagen
Hannah will soon graduate with her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the history and sociology of medicine and public health as well as nutrition. Her senior thesis, “The Happiest Place in the Hospital: Newborn Nurseries in American Hospitals, a History,” explores hospital-based care for healthy newborns as it relates to maternal healthcare, ideas about ideal motherhood, and the visual display of newborns. Hannah plans to pursue a multidisciplinary career in maternal and infant health.