Table of Contents

Introduction : taking responsibility for asthma : new kinds of people, new kinds of health.
Democratizing knowledge : patients caught between compliance and self-management.
Domestic experiments : when parents become "half a doctor".
Patient agency, personal responsibility and the upholding of medical expertise.
Knowledge, discipline, and domesticity : the work of raising healthy children.
Body, breath, and mind : subjugated knowledge and alternative therapeutics.
The best holiday ever : the pleasures and pains of spa cures and summer camps.
Redistributing responsibility among states, companies, and citizens : struggles in the steel heart of the republic.
Conclusion : problematizing asthma.