‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ reviewed by Laura Neff

‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ by Richard Barnett in association with Wellcome Collection (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Crucial Interventions,’ Laura Neff offers her perspective as a junior doctor. You can see the accompanying review offered by Dr Alice McLachlan here.  The history of Read the full article…

‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ reviewed by Dr Alice McLachlan

‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ by Richard Barnett in association with Wellcome Collection (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Crucial Interventions,’ Dr Alice McLachlan offers her perspective as a junior doctor. You can see the accompanying review offered by Laura Neff here.  Having reviewed its Read the full article…

‘War, Art, and Surgery: The Work of Henry Tonks and Julia Midgley’ reviewed by Professor Duncan Geddes

‘War, Art and Surgery: The work of Henry Tonks & Julia Midgley’ edited by Samuel J.M.M Alberti (London: Royal College of Surgeons, 2014). ‘The only people with a right look are those who can do something […] the rest are voyeurs.’  To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Hunterian Museum Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘War, Art, and Surgery: The work of Henry Tonks & Julia Midgley’ edited by Samuel Alberti

Edited by Samuel Alberti (Royal College of Surgeons of England), ‘War, Art, and Surgery’ provides the first full illustrated catalogue of the Royal College of Surgeons collection of works by Henry Tonks and artwork created by Julia Midgley – with short essays and testimonies from personnel involved. The book falls on the heels of the celebrated exhibition held at Read the full article…

Painting Portraits: A Review

William Viney writes: There’s an old West Country joke of which I’ve grown fond: a Booker Prize winning novelist and a professor of clinical neurophysiology walk into a museum. There, they speak about faces, trauma, compassion, art, writing, experiment, and the First World War and, at the end, they agree they’re onto a good thing.As Read the full article…

Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgical Education – reviewed by Chris Howe

‘Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgical Education’ by Rachel Prentice (Duke University Press, 2012). So why has Rachel Prentice chosen to write about surgery – what is essentially described as a ‘body-contact sport’ (p.6)?  It is precisely the physical nature of surgery that lends itself so well to the analysis of embodied Read the full article…

War, Art and Surgery (Hunterian Museum Exhibition & Events, 2013-14)

To mark Armistice Day the Hunterian Museum has installed the first phase of the Royal College of Surgeons War, Art and Surgery programme. The exhibition runs until 14 February 2015. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to explore the relationship between war and surgery, past and present. With unprecedented access to military facilities, the artist Read the full article…

Portraiture and Suffering – Ludmilla Jordanova (‘About Face’ Public Lecture, Durham, 30 May 2012)

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Medical Humanities present an event in association with the About Face exhibition held as part of The Recovery of Beauty: Ludmilla Jordanova Portraiture and Suffering Wednesday May 30th, 2012, 7.30pm to be followed by wine and light refreshments Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads Durham Read the full article…

Pat Barker at ‘About Face’, Durham Art Gallery

Last night at the Durham Art Gallery we were treated to a spellbinding reading by novelist Pat Barker from her new work, Toby’s Room (to be published in August 2012).  The reading took place amongst two linked exhibitions which have been jointly curated by the Gallery (which is based on the top floor of the Read the full article…

Pat Barker Reads from her new novel ‘Toby’s Room’ (Durham Light Infantry Museum, May 10 2012)

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Medical Humanities present an event in association with the About Face exhibition held as part of The Recovery of Beauty: Pat Barker Reading from her new novel Toby’s Room Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads  Durham, Durham DH1 5TU Thursday May 10, 2012, 7.30pm Free entry. Read the full article…