The Immigrants’ Case of Shakespeare: A Discussion About Borders and Health Effects of Separation

In the only surviving script to contain his handwriting, William Shakespeare composed an extraordinary speech for the The Book of Sir Thomas More in which More defends immigrants against an angry mob. Over 400 years later, the United States federal government was shut down for weeks over the issue of whether to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. In this podcast, public […]

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Medicine Meets Film: Dr Omneya Okasha Shares with Dr Khalid Ali Her Journey From Dentistry to Film Making

Today we are excited to present a new podcast as a “special extra” for January 2019. In this interview Medical Humanities film correspondent Khalid Ali speaks with Dr Omneya Okasha. Okasha is a dentist with a passion for film developed in early childhood. Bonding with characters on screen took her on a journey of self-discovery, personal […]

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Introducing the MH Monthly Podcast!

LAUNCHING JANUARY 3: Medical Humanities is excited to present our newly re-launched podcast. Launching the first Thursday of every month (with occasional extra content on the second Thursday), this new and vibrant platform will provide conversations and interviews about current events, cutting edge topics, social justice and global crises from a medical and health humanities […]

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How Podcasts Make Me an Empathetic Physician

Our guest blog post this week comes from Johan Clarke, a third year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine planning on going into family medicine. He is a literature and medicine track scholar undergoing research on the relationship between abject horror and medicine. He received his BA in English literature from Georgetown University.  […]

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Psychiatry, old age and relationships in Professor Robert Abrams’ words

In this broad interview, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Robert Abrams (Weill Cornell University, New York, USA), talks to the Screening Room editor of Medical Humanities Khalid Ali about family relationships, traumas from childhood, dementia, and geriatrics. Robert Abrams was interviewed at the Cairo Medfest, the First Arab Forum for Medicine in Film, in January […]

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