Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award.
These two maladies that he makes fun of, millions of people, millions of people are affected by these diseases.
We may think that of all the maladies that can be visited upon the human body, death itself would be the easiest to diagnose.
malady mal·a·dy (māl'ə-dē)
A disease, disorder, or ailment.