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About the Author Emily K. Abel is professor emerita at the Fielding-­ UCLA School of Public Health. She has published many books on the history of medicine and public health, including Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850–­ 1940; The Inevitable Hour: A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America; and Living in Death’s Shadow: Family Experiences of Terminal Care and Irreplaceable Loss. ...


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