Review: “Health Humanities” (Crawford, Brown, Baker, Tischler, & Abrams, 2015)

Angela Woods reviews Health Humanities by Paul Crawford, Brian Brown, Charley Baker, Victoria Tischler, and Brian Abrams (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015):

2016 Health Humanities Conference

Health Humanities Conference: Arts and the Health Humanities: Intersections, Inquiry, Innovations” April 7-9, 2016, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Invited Speakers Include: Mindy Thompson Fullilove Jonathan Metzl Holly J. Hughes Jeanne Bryner Jon Hallberg & Hippocrates Café For more information email

CFS: SSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize

Do you teach undergraduate courses dealing with issues in the social history of medicine? Have you read any outstanding student essays this year? Why don’t you encourage your students to submit them for consideration for the 2015 SSHM Undergraduate Essay…

NY Times Review: ‘The Bad Doctor’ and ‘Graphic Medicine Manifesto’

The New York Times reviews two recent graphic books, The Bad Doctor and Graphic Medicine Manifesto: Among the most intriguing uses they propose for graphic medicine is a role in education. Medical students are now routinely encouraged to examine the complex emotions…

Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry: Conceptualizing Autism Around the Globe

The editors of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry announce a special issue (vol. 39 no. 2 [2015]): “Conceptualizing Autism Around the Globe.” Online for subscribers:

Literature & Medicine Vol. 33 No. 1 Is Out Now

Literature & Medicine Vol. 33 no. 1 is out now. 33.1 GENERAL ISSUE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Disembodiment and Identity in Literary Depictions of Epilepsy Surgery Maria Vaccarella Lauren Slater and the Experts: Malingering, Masquerade, and the Disciplinary Control of Diagnosis…

Funding: NY Acad Med

The New York Academy of Medicine’s Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health offers two one-month residential fellowships to support research projects focused on the history of medicine and public health.  Application forms for the fellowships,…

Medical Humanities Dissertations

Ably compiled by Dr. John Erlen, history of medicine library at Pitt, the Medical Humanities Dissertation database helpfully updates recent work: Dissertations are arranged by topic category, and each is linked to the ProQuest database for its abstract.


Don’t miss the current issue of the arts/culture journal Esopus, devoted to health and medicine: Exploring the multiple intersections between medicine and creativity, Esopus 22: Medicine, the first annual issue of Esopus, features contributions from more than 60 artists,…

Lanza Summer Course in Medical Humanities

The Fondazione Lanza (Center for Advanced Studies in Ethics, Padova – Italy), in collaboration with the Chair of the History of Medicine at the University of Padua and the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Marmara in Istanbul,…

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