A woman blows into the spirometer at a Mashavu camp at the Children and Youth Empowerment Center in Nyeri, Kenya. Photo credit: Khanjan Mehta

Breathing Race Into the Machine

‘When you press the button, you’re actually making the idea of race and racial difference’ Lundy Braun discusses how racism is literally built into the spirometer.

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Dust to dust (McGuire, 2019)

Black lung is a disease often relegated to the domain of the history book. But can historical research tell us…

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Measuring Breath: from cadavers to spirometers

New Life of Breath post-doctoral researcher Coreen McGuire introduces her research: Last seen fleeing the scene of the crime, the suspect…