Book Review: “Body Talk in the Medical Humanities: Whose Language”

by Teodora Manea Jennifer Patterson and Francia Kinchington (eds): Body Talk in the Medical Humanities: Whose Language, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, pp. 311 This book explores different discourses around the body, focusing on the idea of body-talk and body language. The complexity of this topic is generated by the fact that we […]

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From the December Issue: Pyschosocial Curating

Today we are pleased to preview an article from the December double issue, Vanessa Bartlett’s Psychosocial curating: a theory and practice of exhibition-making at the intersection between health and aesthetics. Dr. Vanessa Bartlett is a curator and McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at University of Melbourne. She explores how curatorial […]

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From the December Issue: From hermeneutics to heteroglossia

In today’s post, we preview From hermeneutics to heteroglossia: ‘The Patient’s View’ revisited, by Benjamin Chin-Yee, MD MA, and his co-authors,  Pablo Diaz, Pier Bryden, Sophie Soklaridis, and Ayelet Kuper. Read the article here at BMJ MH. A short audio clip and summary appears below: Summary: History of medicine is often written from the perspective […]

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David Kilgannon on disability and activism in Ireland

In today’s post, we want to preview one of the pieces for our December double issue, Public attention for private concerns: intellectual disability parents’ organisations in the Republic of Ireland, 1955–1970. This article looks at the role of disability organisations in Ireland during the mid-twentieth century. Internationally this was a period of significant change for […]

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Love and Insight in a Time of Plague (Film Review)

‘The Sixth Day’ (Al-Youm Al-Sades) (Youssef Chahine, Egypt, 1986, produced by Misr International Films) Review by Professor Robert Abrams, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Based on the novel of the same name by Andrée Chedid, ‘The Sixth Day’ portrays the raging epidemic of cholera in Egypt in 1947.  With its inescapable relevance to the current […]

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September Issue: “Voice of Resistance” and Palestine’s body politic

For the September issue, we are happy to provide a summary of ‘Voice of resistance’: Rim Banna, cancer and Palestine’s body politic by Abir Hamdar, Durham University. Dr. Hamdar’s primary research specialism is in modern Middle Eastern literatures, film and cultures with a particular interest in questions of health, illness and disability. Her monograph The […]

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September 2020 Standard Issue

A NICE game of Minecraft: Philosophical flaws underpinning UK depression guideline nosology by Susan McPherson Neurological disorders, affective bioethics, and the nervous system: Reconsidering the Schiavo case from a materialist perspective by Matthew Wolf-Meyer Putting the NHS England on trial: Uncertainty-as-power, evidence and the controversy of PrEP in England by Maurice Nagington and Tony Sandset […]

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