Call for Papers

Tales from the Asylum: Patient Narratives and the (De)construction of Psychiatry (CFP, Special Issue)

Tales from the Asylum Patient Narratives and the (De)construction of Psychiatry What is the patient’s role in shaping psychiatric practice? Thirty years after Roy Porter’s seminal article exhorting historians to consider the neglected half of the doctor-patient dyad,[1] the time has come to reexamine the state of psychiatry and its history. Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘An Amazing Murmur of the Heart: Feeling the Patient’s Beat’ by Cecil Helman

We are pleased to offer the late Cecil Helman‘s insightful work, ‘An Amazing Murmur of the Heart: Feeling the Patient’s Beat’ (Hammersmith Books, 2014), for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book may be of particular interest to clinicians and healthcare professionals. Cecil Helman Read more…

CMH Publications

Medical Humanities: special section ed. Ludmilla Jordanova on “Portraits, patients & practitioners” (June 2013, vol 39(1))

In the June 2013 (vol 39(1) issue) of Medical Humanities, there is a special section, edited by Prof Ludmilla Jordanova (who will be joining Durham University on 1 September 2013), on “Portraits, patients and practitioners”. In her editorial that introduces the special section, she writes: “Medicine and portraiture are entwined Read more…

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