“In Praise of Hypochondria” by Miles Little and Claire Hooker

We have been discussing the role of the humanities in medical education, and the need to account for what one of us calls ‘medical paranoia’. By this we mean the tendency that medical students (and practising doctors) have to think that they have developed serious illnesses, making self-diagnoses frequently based on vague suggestions rather than […]

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In the UK government’s dystopian world patients told to ‘hang on’

If you want to refresh your memory of the comings and goings in Geroge Eliot’s classic, Middlemarch, then look no further than Professor Rosin’s analysis in the June 2009 issue of Medical Humanities. http://mh.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/35/1/43?q=w_mh_current_tab If you want to follow a contemporary equivalent of medical marketplace machinations then you need look no further than what is […]

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