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Americanitis: A Repetitive Stress Injury From Being Alive

Hanna Brooks Olsen

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“Modern life is killing us” — Doctors in 1925

Let’s play a quick game. The game goes like this: Think about Americans and what you know about us and then ponder what sort of disease would best incapsulate our general ethos. What might the symptoms be? Thin skin? Inability to think critically? A debilitating lack of empathy?

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