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John Henryism Stress

The Healthy Poor: Demystifying John Henry

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

First described in the 1980s, "John Henryism" has come to mean a strong-headed, never-give-up attitude toward life and its travails -- an attitude and coping style that, paradoxically, seems to result in old sorts of pathology and disease among the have-nots.