Book Review – A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine

Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Eds.) A Body of Work. An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine. London, Bloomsbury, 2016, 532 pages Jack Coulehan, MD, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 USA At first glance medicine and poetry seem like strange bedfellows. Yet, consider the fact that […]

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Book Review: The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

  The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities edited by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods (general editors) with Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards (associate editors). Published by Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Reviewed by Josie Billington, University of Liverpool   ‘Critical medical humanities’, say the editors of this volume, marks a ‘second wave’ […]

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Book Review: Re-Thinking Autism

Re-Thinking Autism: Diagnosis, Identity and Equality. Runswick-Cole, Katherine, Mallett, Rebecca, and Sami Timimi (Eds.). London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2016.   Reviewed by Jennifer S. Singh Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia Tech and author of Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science   Is any stable and enduring definition of autism possible? […]

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