Book Review: In-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians

in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul. Pager Publications, Inc., 2016 http://bit.do/intrainingbook   Reviewed by Rhys Davies   In 2012 two medical students from Albany Medical College, New York, Ajay Major and Aleena Paul, founded in-Training, an online forum where medical students could record and discuss their thoughts as they learnt the […]

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Book Review: Keywords for Disability Studies

Keywords for Disability Studies. Edited by Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss and David Serlin. New York University Press, 2015.   Reviewed by Kathryn Lafferty, PhD student in Comparative Humanities, University of Louisville   Disability studies as a field has extended into many areas of scholarship, from literature to sociology, gaining much attention as it grew out […]

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Book Review: The Heart

Maylis de Kerangal, The Heart. Translated by Sam Taylor. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, US. In the UK it is titled Mend the Living, translated by Jessica French, and published by MacLehose Press.   Reviewed by Elizabeth Glass, PhD student in Comparative Humanities, University of Louisville.   The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal tells the story of […]

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Book Review: Hysteria Today

  Hysteria Today, edited by Anouchka Grose. Karnac Books, 2016. Reviewed by Kathryn Lafferty, PhD student in Comparative Humanities, University of Louisville. In the first edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-I) published in 1952, the American Psychiatric Association removed the term “hysteria,” implying that the term was no longer relevant to […]

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Book Review: Brett Kahr’s ‘Tea with Winnicott’

  Tea with Winnicott by Brett Kahr with illustrations by Alison Bechdel. Published by Karnac, 2016.   Reviewed by Dr Neil Vickers.   Brett Kahr’s Tea with Winnicott is the first volume to appear in Karnac’s new ‘Interviews With Icons’ series, in which contemporary psychoanalysts conduct imaginary interviews with major figures from the psychoanalytic pantheon. […]

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Wellcome Book Prize Winner 2016 – ‘It’s All In Your Head’ reviewed

  Suzanne O’Sullivan, It’s All In Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness. London: Vintage, 2016; first publ in hardback 2015 by Chatto & Windus Reviewed by Professor Edward Shorter The very subtitle of the book makes one nervous: “stories of imaginary illness.” If there is one phrase that psychosomatic patients – who have symptoms […]

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