616: Feeding Eden by Susan Weissman

616.975: Weissman, Susan. Feeding Eden: The Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family. New York: Sterling, 2012. 199 pp. ISBN 978-1-4027-8122-3.

Applied science, or as we call it, technology, falls into the 600s. When you apply scientific knowledge to human health, you end up with a field called medicine, and books on medicine go into the 610s. Books on particular diseases and illness families fall into 616. Diseases of the immune system, and more specifically, food allergies fall into 616.975.

Susan Weissman’s Feeding Eden is about how she dealt with her second child’s severe compound allergy condition. Eden, after suffering bout after bout of allergic reflux for the first six months of his life and unrelenting eczema, is diagnosed with allergies to milk, soy, nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, and certain fruits. Later, on top of all that, he is diagnosed with asthma. All this made for a very complicated life for the Weissmans. Their first child, Dayna, is fortunately allergy-free.

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