Top 10 Reasons Why Studying Medical History Will Make You a Better Doctor

This list was created by Schulich Medicine’s fourth year Integration & Transitions History of Medicine Selection Class: Thomas Fear, Lauren Forrest, Lauren Gordon, Saurabh Gupta, Jamie Holden, Alexandra Istl, Neil Mundi, Amanda Nuhn, Andrea Parks, Sameer Shivji, Joshua Tobe, Aidan…

The Guardian: Health humanities: we are here to collaborate, not to compete

Paul Crawford, professor of health humanities at the University of Nottingham and lead author of Health Humanities, offers in The Guardian an apologia for health humanities

The Atlantic: How to Teach Doctors Empathy

From The Atlantic: How to Teach Doctors Empathy — “Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science.” While empathy courses are rarely required in medical training, interest in them is growing, experts say, and programs are underway…

CFP: Transforming Contagion

Call for Papers: Symposium: “Transforming Contagion” Location: Arizona State University’s West campus (Phoenix, AZ) Date: Friday, October 23, 2015 We invite proposals for an exciting symposium on the topic of Transforming Contagion.  This transdisciplinary and transhistorical symposium aims to explore contagion…

CFP: Illness, Age, Death (Henry James Review)

  CALL FOR PAPERS: Henry James Review ILLNESS, AGE, DEATH       The James family was disabled: Henry James, Sr., hobbled by a wooden leg; William, his early career stalled by neurasthenia; Alice, the insistent invalid; Wilkie, injured in the Civil War; Bob,…

CFP: Medieval Non/Human Contagion (MLA Division on Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature)

The MLA Division on Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature welcomes proposals for the 2016 MLA convention in Austin, Texas: Medieval Non/Human Contagion How does the distinction human-nonhuman emerge from medieval representations of illness and death? Contagion can be used as a valuable…

BBC: The Other Spock: Lynn Bloom on the man who changed parenting

The Other Spock: The man who changed parenting | Lynn Bloom @BBC

CHE: Big-Data Project on 1918 Flu Reflects Key Role of Humanists

Posted today in the Chronicle of Higher Educatio: A deadly virus arrives in America, carried by travelers from abroad. Health officials scramble to contain the threat, imposing quarantines and other strict measures even as they seek to reassure the public….

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