Eleanor Kashouris reports on the 2022 Marginalisation and the Microbe Conference at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. The Marginalisation & the Microbe conference took place in late November 2022 as part of a Wellcome
Harriet Cooper reviews Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice by Alan Bleakley (Routledge, 2021). Alan Bleakley’s latest book Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice (Routledge, 2021) presents a new vision for what medical education
Sara Fogarty Olmos re-reads Zadie Smith’s On Beauty (2005) and articulates the politics of fat resistance and the black female body. Fat has been neglected in literary discussion. While works of literature like William
Akiko Hart, Tehseen Noorani and Mary Sadid point to orientalism in critical mental health discourses and practices, and invite contributions that help us trace, resist and overturn these problematic tendencies across mental healthcare, wellbeing
Co-organisers Nikolaos Papadogiannis and Rachel Love report back on the August 2022 conference on transnational and comparative histories of HIV/AIDS. The ‘Reactions to HIV/AIDS since the 1980s: Transnational and comparative history perspectives’ conference, which
Nicole Xuan Chen and Xiao-lin Yang explore the importance of narrative medicine and hospice doula care for experiences of death and dying. Childbirth has a lot in common with death, especially because both tend
Des Fitzgerald reviews Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic World by Benjamin Bratton (Verso, 2022). Since mid-2020, a small library’s worth of books on the Covid pandemic has appeared. We have had
Sarah Hall explores the communication of policy and practice of face transplantation using infocomics for public audiences. What would happen if you lost your face? This is the opening question to our infocomic version
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