Fact, Fiction and Phenomenology

Novelist Hilda Reilly discusses biographical fiction as a research method into the patient experience — and the unexpected questions raised in her exploration of Bertha Pappenheim, aka ‘Anna O’. Medical historian Roy Porter (1985) draws attention to a ‘patient-shaped’ gap in […]

Taking a Visual Turn

Associate Editor Fiona Johnstone writes about being an art historian in the medical humanities, and proposes some future directions for increased visual engagement in the field. As an art historian, I am often the sole representative of my discipline at Medical […]