I thanked the wise lady, the medicine man, and all others I met. I thanked them for teaching me what life was like for asthmatics 30,000 years ago.
I slouched back on the cushioned seat of the capsule and saw my rescue inhaler right where I left it. I grabbed it, caressed it, and gave it a kiss. Never again will I take it for granted.
1. Sigerist, Henry E, "A History of Medicine," Volume I: "Primitive and Archaic Medicine," 2nd print, 1955, New York, Oxford University Press, page 158
2. Sigerist, ibid, page 181