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 Read more…

Call for Review: ‘Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration Projects in New York City’ by Patricia D’Antonio.

We are delighted to offer Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration Projects in New York City (D’Antonio, 2017) for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book would be of particular interest to a reviewer with experience and expertise in the history of nursing Read more…

Call for Review: ‘Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery’ by Jonathan Lamb

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Scurvy (Jonathan Lamb, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between disease and ‘discovery.’ Further information about the themes under study can be found at Princeton University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime Read more…

Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Read more…

Bedlam: the asylum and beyond (Exhibition, Wellcome Collection London, 15 September 2016 – 15 January 2017)

  Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it. Today asylums have largely been Read more…

‘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 Read more…

‘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…

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…

Reviewer needed: ‘Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing’ edited by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing‘ edited by Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins (Manchester University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but may be particularly suited to those with an interest in the history of Read more…