Podcast – Jonathan M. Metzl, ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’

The Centre for Medical Humanities was delighted to host Jonathan Metzl earlier this month for a public lecture entitled, ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’. Jonathan is a wonderful public speaker and he gave us a fascinating introduction to his work on the racial history of psychosis in North America. For Read the full article…

Jane Macnaughton – ‘Scaling Up’ (Podcast from the Asssociation of Medical Humanities conference, 2013)

In this audio recording you will hear Jane Macnaughton give her keynote address at the Annual Association of Medical Humanities conference, held at the University of Aberdeen. If you have not yet read Will Viney’s review of the conference, this can be found here; it will give you a wider sense of conference’s ambitions and Read the full article…

‘How Many People Does it Take to Have a Baby?’ – New Research into Mitochondrial Disease

Yesterday the journal Nature published an article that shows the latest developments in attempts to prove how defective DNA in a human egg can be replaced with the equivalent DNA from a healthy egg It hints at a technique, a therapy, that might prevent women from passing on several rare and potentially deadly disorders to Read the full article…