“Hearing and the hospital: sound, listening, knowledge and experience” reviewed by Nicole Matthews

Hearing and the hospital: sound, listening, knowledge and experience by Tom Rice (Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2013). Tom Rice’s book offers an anthropology of the soundscapes of the hospital and medical practices of listening, particularly those of the cardiothoractic ward.  At its centre is a year’s fieldwork undertaken at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London as part Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care’ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Health Care‘ by Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (The MIT Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities.  In this book, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak considers how the direct involvement of social scientists in the practices they study can lead to the production of Read the full article…

Mike White – From the NHS Hotel

Mike White‘s diary entry reads: 10th February. There is free bedside TV from 8.00 till noon, offering ticker-taped news, mad cartoons and dysfunctional families screaming in front of a studio audience – outside those hours you must buy it in bundles. When I was last in hospital, the TV monitor carried a message of welcome Read the full article…