Events

Whose stories? Sharing the authorship of medical histories of the First World War (Public event, Exeter, 26 April 2018)

Exeter University’s Centre for Medical History and Exeter Local History Society present Stories of Exeter’s War Hospitals 1914-1919, an event including talks, an exhibition and a reception. The event starts at 5.30pm at the front entrance of Reed Hall, Exeter University, with the unveiling of a heritage plaque commemorating the use of Reed Read more…

Call for Papers

*NEW DATE* Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the Boer War (CfP, London, 16-17 March 2018)

Wounds and their meaning have differed over time: from the holy wounds of Christ, wounds associated with leprosy and plague, and healed wounds manifesting in scars and permanent disfigurement. The conception and function of wounds as religious symbols, medical signs or metaphorical devices has depended on social and historical contexts. Read more…

Book Review

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ reviewed by Professor Karol Kovalovich Weaver

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ by Nancy Rose Hunt (Duke University Press, 2016). Nancy Rose Hunt’s A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo looks at the history of security, biopolitics, and therapeutic insurgency in twentieth-century Belgian Congo, a colony epitomised by the book’s title, Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise of the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery’ by Richard Barnett

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise of the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery‘ by Richard Barnett (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but we are specifically looking for a review from an artist or academic. Crucial Read more…

Reviews

‘The Sick Rose: Or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration’ reviewed by Professor Shelley Wall

‘The Sick Rose: Or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration’ by Richard Barnett (Thames & Hudson, 2014). Following our initial call for a clinical and artist’s review of ‘The Sick Rose,’ Professor Shelley Wall offers her perspective as a medical illustrator and lecturer of ‘pathology illustration’. Richard Barnett’s magnificent book, The Sick Rose, brings Read more…

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