‘A Doctor’s Dictionary: Writings on Culture and Medicine’ reviewed by Dr Emma Storr

‘A Doctor’s Dictionary: Writings on Culture and Medicine’ by Iain Bamforth (Carcanet, 2015). A Doctor’s Dictionary is a collection of twenty-six ‘literary essays,’ one for each letter of the alphabet, allowing the author to explore many aspects of contemporary medicine using examples from literature, philosophy and history to illustrate his discussion. While no overall aims of Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Notes of Dr Newgate’ by Alan Franks

We are pleased to offer Alan Franks’ thrilling new book ‘The Notes of Dr Newgate’ (Muswell Press Ltd, 2013) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The Notes of Dr. Newgate is the chronicle of a middle-aged suburban GP whose life is undergoing a series of crises. His home life Read the full article…

Flourishing in Difficult Times (Think About Health Conference, Birmingham, 19-20 June 2014)

Flourishing in Difficult Times 19 – 20 June 2014 Think about health Summer Conference Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham What does it mean for a health service to flourish? How might a sense of flourishing underpin other goals, such as building a just and compassionate service? How can both patients and practitioners be helped to Read the full article…

Medicine, Health, and History: Introducing a new medical humanities blog by Paul E. Stepansky

Paul Stepansky writes: Greetings from the wilds of Montclair, New Jersey, a bustling community 12 miles west of New York City.  It is a great pleasure to introduce “Medicine, Health, and History” to the CMH community.  It is a blog about medical history and its impact on contemporary clinical practice, patient care, and U.S. health Read the full article…