A Lancet article by Georgina Ferry about “Catch Your Breath”, an exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.
Read on the Lancet website (requires registration).
”Breathing is essential, universal, and largely unconscious. It is endowed with spiritual significance in many cultures: the words for “spirit” and “breath” in many ancient languages share the same roots. Yet somehow the lungs have not acquired the cultural cachet of the heart.