Reblog

How does culture shape the language of breathlessness? (Reblog, Dr Rebecca Oxley, Life of Breath)

This is the second of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Researcher Rebecca Oxley considers what insights anthropology can offer: The British Lung Foundation (BLF) recently published a three year Read more…

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Reblog

Why is breathlessness invisible? (Reblog, Prof Jane Macnaughton, Life of Breath)

This is the first of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join Life of Breath on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Principal Life of Breath investigator Prof Jane Macnaughton writes: Lung disease kills one person every five minutes. Read more…

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Exhibition Review

R. D. Laing’s Version of Asylum and its Cultural Appeal (Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. The Wellcome Collection’s fascinating new London exhibition, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond, offers several versions of the asylum: a place of incarceration and therapy, an object of voyeuristic fascination, Read more…

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Think Piece

R. D. Laing’s accounts of Kingsley Hall (Guest Post: Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. At the start of April I left London, where I teach British Literature to students from Florida State University, and moved up to Scotland. Thanks to a Wellcome Trust Read more…

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New Generations Programme

‘Can you help me, doctor? How patient requests changed birth and death in the twentieth century’, a call for collaboration

Hieke Huistra, Alumni of the CMH New Generations programme, has recently been awarded a grant for the research project below. She is seeking possibilities for exchange/collaboration with researchers working on similar themes in different countries and/or fields. Please contact her direct if you are interested. A 78-year-old woman shuffles into the Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities