Temporary Hospitals

As the field hospital NHS Nightingale opens at the ExCeL centre in London, Marie Allitt considers a wartime precedent for temporary spaces of caregiving.

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Sick: A Memoir

What hope is there for healing when the medical establishment views not your symptoms, but you yourself as the problem? Christy Zink reviews Sick: A Memoir (2018), Porochista Khakpour’s uncompromising

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Finding A Medieval Friend

In these difficult times, many are struggling to engage with academic work. The global hardship of this pandemic— especially for vulnerable people such as the homeless, those with disabilities, those with unsafe home environments, and also because of institutional variance in how far employees are being cared for— seems to necessitate an explicitly personal approach to any writing that happens during this time.

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Compassionomics

A powerful call-to-action limited by its inability to adequately define ‘compassion’: Lara Ronan, MD, reviews “Compassiononomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring makes a Difference” by Stephen Trezaciak and Anthony Mazzerelli (2019).

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Front Page

‘Researching Trauma in the Arts and Humanities’: Workshop Review
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‘OCD in Society: Making Sense of a Hidden Illness’, Conference Review
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Gartnavel Royal: An Asylum and an Inspiration
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Remembering From-The-Outside: Personal Memory and The Perspectival Mind (Review)
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Narratives of Health, Life and Illness
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Introducing our Associate Editors
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Curating ‘Being Human’
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Picturing Medicine: visual and material culture as historical source
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‘Unetheredness and Baselessness’: Eating Disorders, Control and Existential Feelings
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Disability, religion, and accessibility as response-ability: review of Claire Cunningham’s Guide Gods
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Care-crafting and creative nursing: HIV/AIDS histories and the rise of person-centred care
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Collaboration and Competition: Medical Practitioners in Colonial South India
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