‘Maturing Masculinities: Ageing, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Maturing Masculinities: Ageing, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ by Emily A. Wentzell (Duke University Press, 2013).  Maturing Masculinities highlights how erectile dysfunction co-exists with, and is understood to be the result of, a number of chronic conditions of biomedical and social origin including diabetes, hypertension, prostate surgery, sour relationships […]

Reviewer needed: ‘Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ by Emily A. Wentzell

    Emily A. Wentzell‘s pioneering new book ‘Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico’ (Duke University Press, 2013) is available for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, but may be particularly appealing to anthropologists, clinicians or researchers with an interest […]

“Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” – Ana Rosas Mantecón Seminar Wednesday 18 May

The Centre for Medical Humanities and the Medical Anthropology Research Group present: “Social impact of cultural access and creativity: Urban Cultural Policies in Mexico City” a seminar by Ana Rosas Mantecón, Anthropology Department, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana México and Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Wednesday 18thMay, 4 – 6.00 […]

Farewell to the CMH Blog

Founding Editor Angela Woods writes… It’s the end of era! Eight years and over 2500 posts later, the Centre for Medical Humanities blog is shutting up shop. In it’s place and launching tomorrow, Thursday 14 September, a new site called The Polyphony  will publish essays, reviews and provocations from across […]

Call for Review: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda’ by Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, and Paige Passano.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda (Dworkin, Gandhi, and Passano, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press.  What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are […]

‘Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire’ reviewed by Dr Elena Burgos-Martínez

‘Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire’ edited by John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás (Ashgate, 2014). This ambitious and overdue monograph comes to life after years of conversations and correspondence amongst academics. Through collaboration, they have seized the so-called derivative aspects of the development of Spanish medicine […]

Reviewer needed: ‘Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire’ edited by John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás

Fresh off the press from Ashgate and now available for review is ‘Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire’, edited by John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás. Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, and may be of particular interest to those working in the history of […]