Interrogating Medicine: A podcast on humanities and pain

In today’s podcast, EIC Brandy Schillace and Dr. Sara Wasson of Lancaster University discuss the medical humanities as a way of “interrogating medicine.” So often, the humanities (literature, history, anthropology, social science, arts and more) are treated as add-ons, or “soft” skills merely engaged to make the practice of medicine more empathetic or, in the […]

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How Reality Hit Home as a Junior Doctor Resuscitating a Drowned Child

Dr Mohammad S Razai trained at University of Cambridge and is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care at St George’s University of London. In the blink of an eye, the tide had become too high and the wind too strong. The child, who was playing moments earlier in the sandy devon beach, had disappeared […]

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The Weaponizing of Religion against Healthcare: An Interview with John Fugelsang

Increasingly in the US, elements of religion have crept into medical and political discourse. The Bible has been invoked repeatedly, for instance, in discussion of women’s right to abortion, same sex marriage, adoption, coverage rights, and the list goes on. In today’s MH podcast, Brandy Schillace interviews John Fugelsang, host of Tell Me Everything on […]

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The Poetry of Addiction: Review of ‘Wherever you are-Ovunque Proteggemi’, Directed by Bonifacio Angius, Italy 2018

Showing in ‘Cinema made in Italy 2019’ London Saturday 2nd March, https://www.british-italian.org/cinema-made-in-italy-2019/ Written by Professor Robert Abrams, Weill Cornell Medicine ‘Wherever You Are’ is a new Italian film that portrays addiction along with its usual weight of bleak antecedents and consequences, including dependency, conflict, depression and the collateral suffering of family members. But this alternately […]

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Material Medicine: Objects and Bodies– AMH Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce the CFP for the Association of Medical Humanities (UK) 2019 conference. CFP below; Read more here. Call for Papers We kindly encourage you to submit a proposal for presentation addressing one or more of the below-mentioned topics for the AMH Material Objects Conference 2019. The conference reflects on medical humanities practices […]

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Smoking and lung cancer paradox in Kerala: An Epidemiological Epiphany

Smoking and lung cancer paradox in Kerala: An Epidemiological Epiphany In this blog post Professors Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar and Raghu Ram K. Nair highlight the emerging smoking-lung cancer paradox in Kerala and posit some tentative explanations. The BMJ played a historical role in establishing the relationship between smoking and lung cancer way back in the […]

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“Life Can Only Be Understood Backwards; But It Must Be Lived Forwards”: Review of Mystic River

Review of Mystic River, USA 2003, directed by Clint Eastwood. Review by Franco Ferrarini, gastroenterologist and film reviewer. Review contains plot spoilers. Based on the eponymous 2001 novel by Dennis Lehane, “Mystic River” is one of the darkest and probably best of Clint Eastwood movies. The story might be well known to those who read […]

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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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